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Winifred Austen

1876 Ė 1964

Fox by Winifred Austen
 

Fox  

  Original etching.
Signed and titled in pencil.
Ref: Bookmanís Journal Vol.15
S 226 x 302 mm; P 161 x 234 mm; I 157 x 229 mm
SOLD
 
Original Winifred Austen etching.

Excellent signed artistís proof impression from the first published edition. This wonderful etched study of a fox in its natural habitat is one of the works which established Winifred Austenís reputation amongst the foremost etchers of wildlife in England during the first two decades of the twentieth century.

The original plate for this etching still exists and unsigned modern re-strikes can be found, often with rather garish added colouring. The modern re-strikes do not compare in quality with the artistís own signed original proofs of the sort offered here.

On cream laid paper with wide margins. Foxed, mostly in margins and verso, otherwise very good original condition.