Robert Bryden; East Meon 1905, Church Lane, Hampshire
'Church Lane & Post office, East Meon'
Artist pencil signed proof
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‘East Meon Village’
The George Inn, Church Street, Hampshire
drawn and etched by
Robert Bryden; 1865-1939. The son of a colliery manager in Coylton, Ayrshire, Robert Bryden served in the office of Hunter & Morris, architects in Ayr. He lived in London for 15 years, studying, fulfilling commissions and teaching art. Between 1894 and 1897 he visited Italy, Spain and Egypt, He visited East Meon in 1905 and produced five etchings of buildings and one of a farmstead.
A fine characterful etching which is bright and unfaded in dark brown ink, with excellent detail and rich ink lines. The image size measuring approximately 33 cms. x 25 cms. (13 x 10 ins.) within a strong platemark and excellent impression, on a wove paper sheet size of 37 cms. x 28 cms. (14½ x 11 ins.)
Signed in the image and signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.