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Leonard Griffiths Brammer


Pot Bank at Stoke by Leonard Griffiths Brammer

Pot Bank at Stoke   c.1935

  Original etching.
Signed and titled in ink.
S 217 x 252 mm; P & I 126 x 174 mm
Original etching by Leonard Brammer.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only edition. An especially rich, dark impression.

Leonard Brammer’s passion for the industrial landscape of his native Burslem and the Five Towns, coupled with his knowledge of the working potteries gives his etchings a powerful realism apparent in this image. This etching accords perfectly with Brammer’s own recollections of the area, written for the Journal of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers: “To me the Five Towns landscape of those days, though grim and starkly foreboding, was full of beauty created by the rich and lovely forms of oven and kiln, the texture of tile and brick, the pattern of roofs and buildings, and the peculiar effect of light and shadow over the Potteries at that time”.

On cream laid paper, with margins. Generally very good condition.