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Eleanor Mary Hughes

1882 – 1959

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

St. Michael’s Mount (small plate)  

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

The artist’s master proof impression with pinholes at the extreme outer edges of the sheet where once attached to the artist’s studio tackboard. 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 thick cream wove proofing paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.