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Ian Fleming

1906 - 1994

Spanish Village by Ian Fleming

Spanish Village   c.1928

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
S 248 x 325 mm; P & I  189 x 216 mm
Original Ian Fleming etching.

Very good signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr. This scarce early drypoint work, inscribed in pencil “Toledo Suberb”, displays Ian Fleming’s characteristic style of incidental viewpoint and includes the typical elements of scenes from everyday life found throughout his early topographical works.

The Glasgow etcher, Ian Fleming, was trained in printmaking by Charles Murray, Malcolm Osborne and Robert Sargent Austin. Ian Fleming’s youth caused him to arrive on the etching scene after the market had collapsed and, as a result, this talented printmaker’s work has never been fully catalogued. A significant and influential teacher of art, Ian Fleming is fast becoming regarded as one of the most significant Scottish etchers of his period.

On cream laid paper with full margins. Mat line and faint suggestion of foxing in outer margins only, otherwise generally very good original condition.