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Winifred Austen

1876 – 1964

The Little Egret by Winifred Austen

The Little Egret   1907

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Austen 3 (Bookman’s Journal Vol.15)
S 189 x 348 mm; P & I 137 x 278 mm
Original Winifred Austen etching.

Exceptionally strong impression, printed with considerable plate tone. The artist’s own personal exhibition proof, aside from the published edition of only 12 proofs.

Widely considered to be the masterpiece of Winifred Austen’s early works, The Little Egret is an outstanding achievement in etching with its complexity of line displaying Austen’s remarkable draughtsmanship to the full.

On fine simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Faint discolouration in outer margins, otherwise very fine condition.