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Sir David Young Cameron

  1865 - 1945
 
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Hills of Tulloch sold

Hills of Tulloch   1915

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression from the total edition of about 40 impressions.

SOLD



Holyrood in 1745 sold

Holyrood in 1745   1896

Original etching.

Extremely strong signed proof impression. One of 85 Japanese vellum proofs, aside from the main edition.

SOLD



The Wine Farm

The Wine Farm   1896

Original etching.

Early trial proof impression, prior to the published edition.

£450



Yvon sold

Yvon   1911

Original etching with drypoint.

Rare, early working proof in the 1st state (of 4). Superb, rich impression, printed with tone. The fresh burr of the drypoint lines printing a deep velvety black. Signed and numbered “I” by the artist in pencil.

SOLD



The Avenue sold

The Avenue   1905

Original etching with touches of drypoint.

An especially beautiful signed proof impression of this charming work, between Rinder’s second and third states of the plate. In this state the artist was enriching the entire etched work with considerable drypoint. This is a particularly satisfying state of the plate, especially when seen in a fine proof impression such as this.

SOLD



Saint Merri, Paris sold

Saint Merri, Paris   1906

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent impression with rich drypoint burr in the 4th state (of 5).

SOLD



The Unicorn, Stirling sold

The Unicorn, Stirling   1891

Original etching.

Particularly fine signed proof impression, printed with considerable plate tone and under unusually heavy pressure in order to bring out every detail of the etched plate. D.Y. Cameron’s early etchings of Stirling are now very rare prints indeed.

SOLD



Ben Lomond sold

Ben Lomond   1923

Original etching with drypoint.

Superb, richly inked impression, printed with carefully wiped plate tone. The total edition printed from this plate, in all six states, is thought to have been no more than about 80 impressions.

SOLD



Robert Louis Stevenson sold

Robert Louis Stevenson   1895

Original etching.

Very rare signed proof impression on Japanese vellum, prior to the published edition. Designed as a title page for An Elegy and other Poems mainly personal by Richard Le Gallienne, this etching is very rare indeed in signed proof impressions.

SOLD



The Gargoyles, Stirling Castle sold

The Gargoyles, Stirling Castle   1898

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression printed with delicate tone across the foreground stone work.

SOLD



The Boddin sold

The Boddin   1911

Original drypoint.

Very fine working proof impression, before the addition of lines to indicate a slope in the central foreground and before minor work elsewhere throughout the plate. Signed proof in Rinder’s sixth state (of seven), prior to the only edition.

SOLD



Rowallan’s Towers sold

Rowallan’s Towers   1893

Original etching.

Extremely rare. Rinder catalogued this etching as existing in only “very few impressions” and impressions are now exceptionally scarce.

SOLD



Loch Aline sold

Loch Aline   1926

Original drypoint.

Very good, signed proof impression with strong drypoint burr, printed with delicate plate tone. One of only about 50 impressions printed from this plate.

SOLD



The Ferry sold

The Ferry   1926

Original drypoint.

Very good, strong proof impression with rich drypoint burr. One of only about 50 impressions printed from this plate.

SOLD



Zaandam Windmills sold

Zaandam Windmills   1892

Original etching.

Very strong signed proof impression, as issued in the rare North Holland Set (only one proof exists in the first state).

SOLD



A Stairway in Genoa sold

A Stairway in Genoa   1896

Original etching.

Exceptionally rare. One of the only two impressions traced by Rinder just prior to the release of his 1932 catalogue raisonné of D.Y. Cameron’s etchings.

SOLD



Landscape with Trees sold

Landscape with Trees   1896

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression, printed in very dark brown ink with plate tone. Signed proof, as issued in the North Italian Set (1894-1896), published by W.B. Paterson, Glasgow, 1896. Scarce.

SOLD



The Wingless Chimera sold

The Wingless Chimera   1911

Original etching with drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression with strong etched line and burr to the touches of drypoint.

SOLD



The North Porch, Harfleur sold

The North Porch, Harfleur   1904

Original etching with drypoint.

Outstanding signed proof impression in Rinder’s 2nd state (of five), before the plate was cut down. An exceptionally rich example, the fresh drypoint burr printing to create deep velvety blacks.

SOLD



Chinon sold

Chinon   1902

Original etching with touches of drypoint.

Outstanding early proof impression in the 1st state of the plate. Presentation proof, signed and inscribed by the artist in pencil “A souvenir of rare spring days in Touraine – 1902. – J.J.W. J.M.C. D.Y. Cameron”.

SOLD



St. Laumer, Blois sold

St. Laumer, Blois   1903

Original etching with drypoint.

Exceptional signed proof impression between Rinder’s 1st and 2nd states (of three), printed in dark brown ink with considerable plate tone. A particularly striking example, prior to the introduction of any drypoint work above the shadow to the right of the right hand figure.

SOLD



St. Paul's from the Thames sold

St. Paul's from the Thames   1899

Original etching with touches of drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression, from the only edition of about 38 impressions in total.

SOLD



Waterloo Place sold

Waterloo Place   1899

Original etching with touches of drypoint.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only edition.

Only 35 sets of Cameron’s splendid London etchings were ever published.

SOLD

 

One of the towering figures of the Etching Revival, the famous Scottish printmaker, Sir David Young Cameron developed his own totally unique approach to etching and drypoint, characterised by an extraordinary economy of line and brilliant simplicity of composition. [more]