Felix Henry Eames; 1930; ‘Breton Dejeuner’
Artist pencil signed
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Felix Henry Eames
Felix Henry Eames 1892-1971; British watercolour painter and printmaker, born in Matlock, Derbyshire. Little is known about this very accomplished artist other than he contributed to The London Mercury in 1930, also contributing woodcuts or wood engravings to London literary and artistic revue, The Town Crier. Felix began his career as an engineering clerk in Loughborough, but was known to have studied at Loughborough School of Art, Leicester School of Art, and Liverpool School of Art. Felix met his first wife Josephine, a doctor with the Society of Friends when living in France after the end of the first World War. He was was known to have lived in West Chiltington, Pulborough in later life.
This fine engraving is bright and unfaded in black ink. The image printed on a wove paper sheet size 20 cms. X 15cms. (7½ x 6 ins.)
Signed in the image with the artists monogram and in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed, blank on the reverse, the print has been mounted by its top edge to a collectors sheet which measures approximately 33 cms. x 25 cms. (13 x 10 ins.), the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.