Limited edition wood block engraving pencil signed Frank Milray (Mayes) 1920's
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Print number 4 from a very small edition of only 100 impressions.
Frank Milray; 1888-1936, (born Mayes) actor and printmaker, as an actor he toured with the the Alexander Marsh Company 1922-24 and Julia Nielson Fred Terry Company all over the country, painting and sketching as he toured. He married Esther McPherson (1897-1965) they had a son; John Mayes (1921-2012), John acted with the well-known Shakespearean actor-manager Donald Wolfit. In 1928 Frank retired to 'The Willows' Pavenham, Bedfordshire.
A fine original wood engraving which is bright and unfaded, printed in black ink. The image size measuring approximately 13 cms. x 17 cms.( 5 x 7 ins.) on a wove paper sheet size of 15 cms. x 25 cms.( 6 x 10 ins.) top hung by its upper edge to a backing sheet.
Signed and titled by the artist with the edition in pencil in the lower margin.
The reverse of the sheet carries a second wood block image and the artists name and address.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.