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Robert Sargent Austin

  1895 – 1973
 
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The Plough

The Plough   1921-2

Original etching.

Exceptionally clear, strong impression. A signed proof from the only published edition of 40 impressions.

£480



Man with a Crucifix

Man with a Crucifix   1924

Original etching.

A particularly strong, dark impression of the completed state, from the only edition of 40 signed proofs, as issued for the artist by the Twenty-One Gallery.

£220



Young Mother

Young Mother   1936

Original line engraving.

A especially fine signed proof impression in the completed state of the plate.

£750



The Letter

The Letter   1937/38

Original line engraving

Excellent impression in the completed state of the plate, as issued by the Print Collectors Club in the only published edition of 150 signed proofs.

£375



Hero’s Widow

Hero’s Widow   1944/45

Original line engraving.

Outstanding early proof impression in the penultimate state of the plate. A particularly fine example with crisp clarity of line.

£395



Study of a Girl’s Head

Study of a Girl’s Head   1936-7

Original line engraving.

Superb signed proof impression, inscribed by the artist with title and the original price of 7 guineas, a considerable sum at the time.

£650



Two Lambs

Two Lambs   1946

Original line engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only edition.

£150



Daisies

Daisies   1928

Original line engraving.

Beautiful impression of this delicate work, printed with carefully wiped tone at the extreme edges of the plate. A superb proof impression of the completed engraving, prior to the normal edition of 75, signed and dated 1929 by the artist in ink. The plate is known to have been destroyed.

£325



Woman of Scanno

Woman of Scanno   1926-7

Original engraving.

Outstanding early trial proof impression - apparently an unique proof between Dodgson's third and fourth states. Inscribed by the artist “1st trial state” and lower on the sheet “2nd trial state”. Prior to the only edition of 60 impressions.

£480 - on reserve



Two Girls on a Balcony

Two Girls on a Balcony   1937/38

Original line engraving.

Brilliant impression with crisp, sparkling line. From the only edition of about 40 signed proofs.

£320



Portrait (Noel Edwards) sold

Portrait (Noel Edwards)   1935-6

Original line engraving.

Exceptionally fine signed proof impression printed from the freshly completed plated in April 1936.

SOLD



The Angelus sold

The Angelus   1922

Original etching.

Outstanding early proof impression of this exceptionally rare unpublished plate. A particularly fine example with crisp clarity of line, inscribed in pencil by the artist ““The Angelus” – 4th State- Robert.A. – 1924”.

SOLD



Man with a Cross sold

Man with a Cross   1924

Original etching.

Very good impression of the completed state, from the only edition of 40 signed proofs, as issued for the artist by the Twenty-One Gallery. The plate is known to have been destroyed.

SOLD

 

As winner of the Rome Scholarship for engraving in 1922, Robert Sargent Austin became one of the leading exponents of the reintroduction of original line engraving to England during the mid to late 1920’s. Trained under the expert guidance of Sir Frank Short his technique showed a perfection which had not been seen since the time of Durer. By the mid-1930’s Robert Sargent Austin had acquired his mature style and reached the pinnacle of line engraving technique – it was during these years that he was to produce his most exceptional line engraved works. [more]