William P. Robins; 'Knipton, Leicestershire' 1917
Limited edition drypoint
Artist pencil signed
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'Woodpit near Knipton 1917'
Knipton is a small village in the civil parish of Belvoir, in the county of Leicestershire,England.
drawn and etched
William Palmer Robins
William Palmer Robins; 1882-1959. William Robins originally studied architecture at Kings College, London and later studied at various London art schools including the Royal College of Art under Sir Frank Short. In all he produced some 160 etchings together with some aquatints, wood engravings and lithographs. William Robins favoured flat landscapes subjects, largely devoted to trees that were etched direct onto the plate from nature.
A fine etching, bright and unfaded, with rich brown ink lines, fine detail and shading, the image size measuring approximately 30 cms. x 18 cms, (12 x 7 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet measuring 39 cms. x 27 cms.(15 x 10½ ins.)
Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is very good, with handling marks condusive with age.