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Eleanor Mary Hughes

1882 Ė 1959

[The Path to the Farm] by Eleanor Mary Hughes

[The Path to the Farm]  

  Original etching.
Signed with the artistís signature stamp.
S 400 x 265 mm; P & I 251 x 201 mm
Original Eleanor Hughes etching.

Very good, strong proof impression; from the artistís own personal collection. Signed with the artistís signature stamp.

All of Hughesí etchings are concerned with the area where she lived; however, rather than being pure topographical views they are strange, incidental studies of the changing seasons and their effects upon aspects of the landscapes of the West Country. In this image Hughes has demonstrated her considerable ability at controlled biting of the etching plate in order to emphasise a sense of perspective. The heavily bitten foreground trees and rocks create the effect of recession through their striking contrast with the much finer lines which delineate the farm beyond. In characteristic style the solidly built stone farm in this image is dominated by tall Cornish elms which partially obscure it from our view.

On cream laid paper, watermarked F J Head & Co, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.