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Edmund Blampied

1886 - 1966

Leisure by Edmund Blampied

Leisure   1923

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Campbell Dodgson 77; Appleby 90
S 265 x 400 mm; P & I  200 x 291 mm
Original Edmund Blampied drypoint.

Excellent impression with strong drypoint burr, from the only edition of 100 signed proofs (the plate is known to have been destroyed).

Edmund Blampiedís mature works depicting characters from everyday life, such as Leisure, show his vigourous drypoint technique at its best. There is a personality and sense of witty observation to these works which reflects the artistís extensive experience with comic satirical illustration. In view of the essentially French background of Edmund Blampiedís upbringing in Jersey, it is likely that his art was influenced by a knowledge of the work of the French artists such as Honorť Daumier and Jean-Louis Forain.

Here, Edmund Blampiedís art is at its most individual, for he developed his own unique úuvre portraying the social side of everyday life in Jersey. Leisure is typical of this inspired and lively body of work. There is a light-hearted humour to Edmund Blampiedís views of this earthy side of life which is conveyed with the skill and dexterity of a master of the drypoint medium.

On pale cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Excellent condition.