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Edgar Holloway

  1914 - 2008
 
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Hurstpierpoint College

Hurstpierpoint College   1976

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression from the only edition of 100 signed and numbered proofs.

£185



St. George’s, Doncaster

St. George’s, Doncaster   1981

Original etching.

Outstanding impression in the first state of the plate, prior to the additional shading on the foreground houses and before much alteration of the sky.

Previously undescribed working proof impression.

£225



Henry Moore at 80

Henry Moore at 80   1978

Original etching.

Excellent impression, from the only edition of 50 numbered proofs.

£350



Holyrood sold

Holyrood   1937

Original etching.

Previously undescribed first state proof.

SOLD



Llanthony Tertia, Capel-y-ffin sold

Llanthony Tertia, Capel-y-ffin   1970

Original etching.

Excellent impression in the first state of the plate.
One of only 8 proofs printed in the first state of this striking etching.

SOLD



Llanthony Tertia, Capel-y-ffin sold

Llanthony Tertia, Capel-y-ffin   1970

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression in the second state of the plate. One of 50 proofs from the only numbered edition of this etching.

SOLD



St. George’s, Doncaster sold

St. George’s, Doncaster   1981

Original etching.

Unique trial proof, unknown to Meyrick.

Previously undescribed working proof impression
before considerable alteration throughout the image.

SOLD



St. George’s, Doncaster sold

St. George’s, Doncaster   1981

Original etching.

One of only 12 proofs printed in the first state of the plate.

Previously undescribed working proof impression before considerable alteration throughout the image.

SOLD



Cawood Castle, Selby sold

Cawood Castle, Selby   1930

Original drypoint.

Exceptionally rare - only one other impression of this drypoint has been traced.

SOLD



The Caravaners sold

The Caravaners   1930

Original drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression of this previously unrecorded original drypoint.

SOLD



Self Portrait while Etching (No.24 Profile) sold

Self Portrait while Etching (No.24 Profile)   1994

Original etching.

Excellent impression, from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



EH at 80 (Self Portrait No.27) sold

EH at 80 (Self Portrait No.27)   1995

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression, from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD

 

Edgar Holloway began engraving at the age of fifteen and was one of the last artists to enjoy the final years of success remaining to the great printmakers of the British Etching Revival. Initially self-taught, though encouraged by the great masters of etching, Muirhead Bone and James McBey, Edgar Holloway received his first formal instruction in etching technique from Joseph Webb and later from the Scottish etcher William Wilson. His work is divided into two phases: the first between 1930 and 1947; the second phase beginning in 1969 and lasting to the early years of the 1990’s.

Having abandoned etched portraiture in 1947, after more than a decade of brilliant workmanship, Edgar Holloway was inspired to re-kindle his youthful talents in etching by the prospect of a visit to America at the invitation of Rev. T. Phelan, one of the American patrons of the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic. The Rev. Phelan had visited the Guild at Ditchling in 1970 and was greatly impressed with Edgar Holloway’s etched portraits from the 1930’s. His enthusiasm inspired Edgar Holloway to undertake a new phase of etched portraiture and Holloway received a commission for twelve etched portraits as a direct result of his American trip. Although Edgar Holloway made many highly accomplished topographical prints and fine portraits, he is best known today for the many penetrating and superbly handled self-portrait etchings through which he revealed his own intriguing persona. [more]