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Hester Frood

1882 - 1971

The Tithe Barn by Hester Frood

The Tithe Barn  

  Original etching and drypoint.
Signed and titled in pencil.
S 324 x 262 mm; P & I 252 x 177 mm
Original Hester Frood etching and drypoint.

Superb signed proof impression of this splendid architectural interior.
The architectural and landscape drypoints and etchings of Hester Frood attracted considerable attention during the etching revival. Published in editions not normally exceeding 40 impressions, they show the distinct influence of her mentor, D.Y. Cameron.

Born in New Zealand, Hester Frood came to England at the age of seven and spent her youth near Exeter in Devon. She met the famous printmaker D.Y. Cameron on a visit to Scotland in 1906. He was so impressed with her work that he told her to “draw and draw” and offered to teach her the technique of etching. During the following years her work was exhibited widely at the Royal Scottish Academy and at the Royal Academy in London.

On cream wove paper, watermarked O.W.P. & A.C.L., with full margins and deckle edge. The faintest suggestion of pale time tone in outer margins only, otherwise very fine original condition.