Walter Henry Sweet and John Shapland; Fairies
Pencil signed by both artists
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fine proof etching
drawn and etched
Walter Henry Sweet
Walter Henry Sweet; 1889-1943, a Devon artist and etcher, known for his watercolour paintings of coastal, moorland and architectural subjects throughout the West Country. Studied at the Exeter School of Art under the guidance of John Shapland, at the outbreak of the first world war Sweet joined the Devonshire Regiment and saw active service. After the war he moved to Dundee and worked as a commercial illustrator.
John Shapland; 1865-1929, painter of seascapes and landscapes mainly in watercolour but occasionally in oil. He exhibited at the RA, Paris Salon, and in the USA. He was the principle of the Exeter School of Art from 1899 to 1913, for a time he worked with the Devon artist; Walter Henry Sweet who produced etchings of Shapland's subjects.
This original etching is bright, and unfaded in rich dark blue ink with excellent plate tone qualities and fine detail. The image size measuring approximately 17 cms. x 25 cms. (6¾ x 9¾ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet measuring 19 cms. x 28 cms. (7½ x 11 ins.)
Signed in pencil by both artists beneath the image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is excellent.
Cat Fine 2AA