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Eleanor Mary Hughes

1882 – 1959

[Town houses, Cornwall] by Eleanor Mary Hughes

[Town houses, Cornwall]  

  Original drypoint.
Signed with the artist’s signature stamp.
S 270 x 172 mm; P & I 93 x 120 mm
Original Eleanor Hughes etching.

Early proof of the completed image, printed just after the shading had been added to the white wall at the left of the image. Eleanor Hughes used this impression as a guide proof and the extreme outer corners of the sheet have pinholes where it was once attached to the artist’s studio tackboard.

Printed in warm brownish-black ink. Signed with the artist’s signature stamp. From the artist’s own personal collection.

This plate depicts exactly the same view as the matching drypoint; however, in this etched version the image has been drawn in reverse on the plate in order to show the view topographically correct when printed, as in the process of printed the image is effectively reversed.

It has been suggested that this view shows Avalon House in South Place, Penzance; however, this is not the case.

On a large vertical sheet of thick cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Pinholes at extreme corners of sheet; some stray marks in margins, generally very fine original condition for a working proof of this nature.