Very good, strong signed proof impression from the only edition.
The Scottish printmaker Murray Macpherson Tod trained at Glasgow School of Art alongside Ian Fleming, before attending the Royal College of Art from 1931 to 1935, winning the Prix de Rome for engraving in his final year. Etched in 1938, this image shows a local fishing village on the Galloway coast, not far from where Tod lived, just to the south of Glasgow. This plate was only first published in 1956, when it was issued under the misleading title East Coast Harbour as the presentation plate for the Print Collector’s Club. Murray M.Tod was elected to full membership of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers the following year.
On cream wove paper, watermarked J. Whatman, with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.