Robert Gwelo Goodman; 'The Golden House’ Venice 1920's
‘The Golden House, Venice’
Artist pencil signed
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'The Golden House'
pencil signed etching
Robert Gwelo Goodman
Robert Gwelo Goodman; 1871-1939, born in Taplow, England, his family moved to South Africa in 1886, studied art in Cape Town under J.S. Morland, who remained a close friend and mentor throughout his life. He also studied at the academie Julian in Paris under William Bouguerau and Gabriel Ferrier. In 1900 he painted the battlefields of the Anglo-Boer war in South Africa, then returned to England adopting Gwelo (the name of the Rhodesian town founded in 1895) as his name. After travelling and painting in Europe, India and England, he returned to South Africa in 1915.
A finely detailed drypoint etching which has unfaded colour, printed with black ink, the image measuring approximately 13 cms. x 10 cms.(5 x 4 ins.) within a strong plate mark and impression.
Printed on a laid paper sheet size 20 cms. x 17 cms.( 8 x 6½ ins.) with full margins.
The sheet carries the artists monogram in the lower image and is signed by the artist in pencil.
Unmounted and unframed, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.