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Charles William Taylor

1875 – 1960

Before Burford by Charles William Taylor
 

Before Burford   1928

  Original etching and engraving.
Signed in pencil.
S 339 x 230 mm; P & I 214 x 162 mm
SOLD
 
Very fine impression with crisp, clear line. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs issued by the Print Collectors’ Club, with the Club’s monogram in the plate.

Charles William Taylor had worked as a commercial engraver for thirteen years before he first turned to art. This background is clearly apparent in his choice of technique when working on metal plates – namely, line engraving, either pure or used in combination with etching. In this respect C.W.Taylor was one of the early protagionists in the modern revival of line engraving in England. His exceptionally fine technique and exquisite craftsmanship has created the sense of recession throughout the image of Before Burford to marvellous effect.

On cream laid paper with full margins and deckle edge. Generally very good original condition.