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Edgar Holloway

1914 - 2008

Self Portrait while Etching (No.24 Profile) by Edgar Holloway

Self Portrait while Etching (No.24 Profile)   1994

  Original etching.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
Ref: Meyrick 273 iv/iv
S 308 x 242 mm; P & I 201 x 202 mm
Original Edgar Holloway etching.

Excellent impression, from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.

Edgar Holloway drew this image of himself etching directly on to a plate in 1937, using a complicated arrangement of three mirrors. Although he planned an edition of 30 impressions, only one impression, no.1/30, is known, which was rediscovered by the artist in the 1990’s. In 1994 Holloway made a second version of the etching, on the present plate, to create this etching.

A fascinating self-portrait of an etcher with his needle at work on the plate, his brush and bottles of mordant at his side.

On cream laid F J Head paper with full margins and deckle edge. Excellent original condition.