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Francis Sydney Unwin

  1885 - 1925
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The Albert Hall, London

The Albert Hall, London   1916

Original etching with drypoint.

Superb signed proof impression of this scarce unpublished plate.

This impressive interior view of the Albert Hall in London is amongst the largest of Francis Sydney Unwin’s etchings.



Francis Sydney Unwin moved to London when young and developed a lasting love of the city whose buildings were to provide the subjects of some of his finest etched works. A highly temperamental individual, F.S.Unwin would occassionally destroy large sections of his work; as a consequence, much of his work is now scarce. His moods were much affected by his persistent ill health, as he suffered from tuberculosis for many years – ultimately, his career was cut short by his death at the age of 40 from consumption. [more]