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Eleanor Mary Hughes

1882 Ė 1959

St. Michaelís Mount (small plate) by Eleanor Mary Hughes

St. Michaelís Mount (small plate)  

  Original etching.
Signed with the artistís signature stamp.
S 279 x 255 mm; P & I 109 x 125 mm
Original Eleanor Hughes etching.

The artistís master proof impression with pinholes at the extreme outer edges of the sheet where once attached to the artistís studio tackboard. From the artistís own personal collection and signed with the artistís signature stamp.

On the opposite side of the bay from Newlyn and Penzance in Cornwall, St. Michaelís 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 thick cream wove proofing paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.