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Allan Gwynne-Jones

  1892 - 1982
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Trinity Fair at Gunhill, Southwold sold

Trinity Fair at Gunhill, Southwold   c.1927

Original etching.

One of only two proofs printed in the first state of the plate. Signed and inscribed in pencil by the artist “1st state. 2 proofs thus”.



All of the carefully crafted etchings by Allan Gwynne-Jones were created during the period when he was Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, between the years 1923 and 1930. Allan Gwynne-Jones adopted a dense method of cross-hatching which reflects the techniques of F.L.Griggs and of Samuel Palmer before him. However, the elaborate realism of Gwynne-Jones’s etched works seldom lingers on an ideal past, but concentrates instead upon contemporary life in the countryside. [more]