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Eleanor Mary Hughes

1882 – 1959

St. Michael’s Mount (large plate) by Eleanor Mary Hughes

St. Michael’s Mount (large plate)  

  Original etching and drypoint.
Signed with the artist’s signature stamp.
S 233 x 315 mm; P & I 150 x 200 mm
Original Eleanor Hughes etching and drypoint.

Outstanding early proof impression printed with rich dark inking. A superb trial proof impression from the artist’s own personal collection and signed with the artist’s signature stamp.

On the opposite side of the bay from Newlyn and Penzance in Cornwall, St. Michael’s Mount is an island which is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway that can only be crossed at low tide. It is crowned by a medieval church and a castle which is still the ancestral home of the St.Aubyn family. Eleanor Hughes made a number of etchings and drypoints of this picturesque island seen from the mainland.

On cream laid paper, watermarked England, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.