Joseph Simpson; 'The Priest' 1925
Artist pencil signed limited edition
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Original limited edition etching
Print number 26 of a small edition of only 60 impressions
Joseph Simpson; 1879-1939. A painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects, born in Carlisle, studied art at Glasgow School of Art and was a close friend of D.Y.Cameron. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925. His first etched plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him. His bold and vigorous method of etching, combined with strong diagonal shadings made his art distinct amongst British etchers. English critics compared his etchings to those of the great Swedish master, Anders Zorn. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction.
This original etching has bright and unfaded colouring in black ink with rich raised intaglio ink lines, the image measuring approximately 25 cms. x 35 cms. (10 x 14 ins) within a strong platemark and impression.
Printed on a laid paper sheet size 28 cms. x 46 cms. (11 x 18 ins.) with deckle edges and makers watermark.
Signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin with the edition 26/60 also in pencil.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.