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Charles H.A. Chaplin

1907 - 1987

Split Willow by Charles H.A. Chaplin

Split Willow   1945

  Original etching, soft ground etching and aquatint.
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.
S 257 x 311 mm; P & I 176 x 240 mm
Original Charles Chaplin etching with aquatint.

Very good signed proof impression, printed in a warm brownish black ink. From the only edition of 20 signed and numbered proofs.

Once again, Split Willow demonstrates Charles Chaplin’s fascination with the many and varied forms of trees. In particular, it was the structure of trees and their branches, rather than their foliage, which fascinated this artist. A fine, atmospheric early work, Split Willow displays the artist’s considerable ability with a variety of printmaking techniques.

On heavy cream wove paper with margins. Scored line in outer right hand margin. Mat line in outer margins, otherwise generally very good original condition.