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Malcolm Osborne

  1880 - 1963
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J. Ernest Jarratt

J. Ernest Jarratt  

Original drypoint.

Very good signed proof impression from the only edition, printed with considerable plate tone.


Mrs. Siddons

Mrs. Siddons   1909

Original etching with drypoint.

Rare early signed proof impression, printed on firm simile Japan paper. Prior to the published edition.


The Goose Fair, Albi sold

The Goose Fair, Albi   1929

Original etching with aquatint.

The artist’s own exhibition proof.
Brilliant impression, with bright contrast.


Albi sold


Original drypoint.

Excellent signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr.


The Heart of Scotland sold

The Heart of Scotland   1914

Original drypoint.

Excellent impression from the only edition of 65 signed proofs.


Douglas Cockerell sold

Douglas Cockerell   c.1944

Original drypoint.

Outstanding signed proof impression. Malcolm Osborne's master proof impression, inscribed by the artist in pencil "Malcolm Osborne. Royal College of Art, Ambleside. Framed:- £4-4-0. Proofs:- £3-3-0.”


Sir Francis Joseph, K.B.E, President F.B.I. sold

Sir Francis Joseph, K.B.E, President F.B.I.   1949

Original drypoint.

Unique impression, inscribed by the artist "touched proof" and dedicated in pencil "to Malcolm Fry with best wishes from Malcolm Osborne”.

Exceptionally rich impression of the freshly worked plate, the drypoint burr printing at its finest.


Mrs. Heberden sold

Mrs. Heberden   1923

Original drypoint.

Osborne’s masterpiece of portraiture.
Outstanding impression, with exceptionally rich velvety drypoint burr.
From the only edition of 75 signed proofs.
From the personal collection of Harold J. Wright



Malcolm Osborne’s natural genius as a printmaker was clear from the very outset of his pupillage under Sir Frank Short. Malcolm Osborne was to become a printmaker of quite outstanding technical ability, being elected an Associate Engraver of the Royal Academy on the strength of his printmaking alone. Malcolm Osborne went on to succeed Sir Frank Short first as head of the Engraving School at the Royal College of Art (in 1924) and later as President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (in 1939).