Eric Gordon MacColl; 'Mandalay, South Moat’ 1940’s
'South Moat, Mandalay'
Artist pencil signed
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Eric Gordon MacColl; 1896-1973. Anglo-Burmese artist, born in Maymyo, Burma, the son of Hugh Ernest MacColl, a Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Rangoon and the Burmese Princess Ma Phyu. His grandfather was the Scottish mathematician, logician, and novelist Hugh MacColl. MacColl was an artist well known throughout Burma particularly for his etchings of local scenes and his portraits of men and women of the various Burmese peoples in their traditional costumes.
A fine etching which has bright and unfaded colouring with raised black intaglio ink lines, the image printed within a fine but evident platemark and impression.
Printed on a medium wove paper sheet size 25 cms. x 20 cms. (10 x 8 ins.) laid to a backing.
Signed and titled in pencil by the artist in the lower image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.