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Sir Frank Short

1857 - 1945

Old Mill on the Wandle at Mitcham by Frank Short

Old Mill on the Wandle at Mitcham   1899

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Hardie 314, only state.
S 269 x 403 mm; P & I 227 x 302 mm
Very fine impression printed with plate tone. Rare – Hardie catalogues this etching as “outdoor sketch on copper; a few proofs only”.

The vast majority of Sir Frank Short’s original printed works were created as pure etchings and it is as an etcher that Short exerted his fundamental influence upon the following generations of printmakers. It is in this style of etching that Frank Short displays his particular mastery for capturing a sense of space. In characteristic manner he has required only a few minimal strokes to convey an impression of great detail.

On cream laid paper with margins. Very fine original condition.