Ely Marsden Wilson pencil signed art deco proof mezzotint etching
Pencil signed mezzotint etching
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original mezzotint proof etching
Ely Marsden Wilson
Eli Marsden Wilson; 1877-1965, English painter and etcher artist born in Ossett, Yorkshire, the only son of Alfred Wilson, a foreman beamer. Studied at Wakefield College of Art, then moved to the Royal College of Art in London, where he became a pupil of Sir Frank Short. The first picture Wilson exhibited at the R.A. in 1905 was an etching of 'Ossett Market'. He lived in Chelsea, then Acton and married Hilda Mary (May) (née Pemberton); another noted artist, the daughter of Frederick Blake Pemberton. A pacifist, he was a conscientious objector in World War I and as such was imprisoned in 1917 for two years.
A superb mezzotint etching which is bright and unfaded in black ink, with fine detail, plate tone and velvet textures. The image measuring approximately 19 cms. x 14 cms. (7½ x 5½ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a wove paper sheet size of 38 cms. x 28 cms. (15 x 11 ins.) with deckle edges and full margins.
Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.