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Sir David Young Cameron

1865 - 1945

The Unicorn, Stirling by David Young Cameron

The Unicorn, Stirling   1891

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Rinder 89
S 228 x 113 mm; P & I 200 x 77 mm
Original D.Y. Cameron etching.

Particularly fine signed proof impression, printed with considerable plate tone and under unusually heavy pressure in order to bring out every detail of the etched plate. D.Y. Cameron’s early etchings of Stirling are now very rare prints indeed.

The famous unicorn of Broad Street, Stirling, is the only remaining part of the original Market Cross of Stirling, the top of which it once crowned. This beautifully wrought design, with its background of an eighteenth century dwelling, is a superb example of David Young Cameron’s fine architectural draftsmanship of the buildings of his native Scotland

On cream laid paper, with full margins. Platemark weak at lower left due to the unusually heavy pressure with which this particularly fine proof was printed; otherwise very good condition.