Wilfred Williams Ball; The Thames 1886 (1)
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The Thames, London
drawn and etched
Wilfred Williams Ball; 1853-1917, a London landscape and marine painter, etcher and watercolourist who lived in Putney. He travelled in Holland, Germany, Italy and Egypt to gain inspiration for his paintings and etchings. However, most of his subjects were of his home country and he exhibited a variety of landscapes of the English countryside, including views of the Thames, Stratford upon Avon and other towns.
A superbly atmospheric etching which is bright and unfaded, in rich dark brown sepia ink, with raised intaglio ink lines, plate tone and detail. The image size measuring approximately 8 cms. x 15 cms. (3½ x 6 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size 19 cms. x 28 cms. (7½ x 11 ins.)
Signed and titled in the image.
Unmounted and unframed, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with an overall toning and handling marks condusive with age.