Frederick Arthur Farrell; Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London
'Horse Guards Parade'
Artist pencil signed Proof
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‘Horse Guards Parade
Whitehall in central London, the venue for changing The Queen's Life Guard is also the location for Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the Queen's Birthday, and Beating Retreat.
Fred A. Farrell
Frederick Arthur Farrell; 1882-1935, self-taught etcher and watercolourist of portraits and topographical subjects who exhibited at the Glasgow Institute, the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Connell and Sons Gallery, the Fine Arts Society and Liverpool’s Walker Gallery. As an etcher he was greatly influenced both stylistically and with advice by Muirhead Bone. Originally, he studied civil engineering in London. He was the Official Artist with the 51st Highlanders, 1914-1918.
This etching has retained its colouring, unfaded in black ink, with excellent line detail, textures and plate tone.
The image measures approximately 36 cms. x 25 cms, (14 x 10 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a medium wove paper sheet size 43 cms. x 31 cms, (17 x 12 ins.)
Signed in pencil by the artist beneath the image with printers proof embossed blindstamps in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.