Frank Short; 'Moseley, Birmingham' 1901
Artist pencil signed etching
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Sir Frank Job Short; 1857-1945; In 1883 Frank entered the Royal College of Art and became an instructor of etching and the head professor of the engraving school. He was elected President of the Society of Painter-Etchers and was selected as an academician of the Royal Academy of Art and served as its treasurer.
David Cox;1783-1859, English artist and watercolourist. Studied under a painter called Fieldler and became an assistant to a theatre scene-painter. In 1804 he became scene-painter for Astley's Theatre and moved to London, here he abandoned scene-painting for fine art and became a pupil of John Varley.
A very fine mezzotint etching which has bright and unfaded colouring, with black ink textures, detail and fine plate toning.The image measuring approximately 20 cms. x 13 cms.(8 x 5 ins.)
Printed within a strong platemark and impression on a laid paper sheet size 27 cms. x 20 cms.(10½ x 8 ins.)
The etching is signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin
Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.