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Iain Macnab

1890 - 1967

The Beach at Mont St. Michel by Iain Macnab
 

The Beach at Mont St. Michel   c.1925

  Original etching with line engraving.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
S 282 x 323 mm; P & I 149 x 202 mm
£1,750
 
Very rare early etched work by Iain Macnab. Excellent signed impression from the only edition of 30 numbered proofs.

Although numbered in small editions, the early etchings and line engravings of Iain Macnab are now universally rare. Iain Macnab made only a very few original etchings or line engravings and amongst these, figurative compositions are particularly scarce. This somewhat unusual nude group study already displays Iain Macnabís fascination with rhythmic repetitive pattern, seen clearly in the line engraved work which forms the sky. We have been able to trace only one other etching or line engraving by this artist for sale in recent years.

On heavy pale cream wove Arches paper with full margins and deckle edge. Some minor surface dirt verso only, otherwise very fine condition. Image surface excellent.