Wilfred Stephens; Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis, Dorset 1900's
'Lyme Regis, Wessex'
Artist pencil signed
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Wilfred Stephens; British artist; little is known of Wilfred other than he was an accomplished etcher and artist with many references and auction records of his etched work, with Dorset landmarks and towns being favored as subject matter. 1923 places him dead centre of the 20 th century etching revival.
A superb atmospheric etching which is bright and unfaded, in rich black ink, with raised intaglio ink lines, plate tone and detail. The image size measuring approximately 15 cms. x 23 cms. (6 x 9 ins.) within a fine but evident platemark and impression on a laid paper sheet size 23 cms. x 28 cms. (9 x 11 ins.)
Signed and titled in pencil by the artist beneath the image.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.