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Norman Janes

1892 - 1980

Navy House,Tobruk by Norman Janes

Navy House,Tobruk  

  Original soft ground etching and aquatint.
Signed and titled in pencil.
S 284 x 363 mm; P & I 218 x 327 mm
Original Norman Janes soft ground etching and aquatint.

Exceptionally strong signed proof impression with striking contrast. Signed proof from the only edition.

Norman Janes’s early work had been much occupied with portraiture but by the later 1920’s landscape had become his predominant subject matter. Navy House, Tobruk shows the remains of the Italian naval headquarters at Tobruk, in Libya, after the siege of 1941 – one of the key events in the ‘Desert War’ fought along the coastal areas of North Africa during the Second World War.

On cream simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition. Image surface excellent.