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Sir Frank Short

1857 - 1945

Oast Houses, Kent by Frank Short

Oast Houses, Kent   1920

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Hardie 358, only state.
S 254 x 348 mm; P & I 167 x 247 mm
Very rare – one of only 3 or 4 proofs ever printed from this plate. Very fine signed proof impression printed with considerable plate tone.

Described by Hardie as an “outdoor sketch on copper”, this fine outline etching was drawn directly on to the plate at Selling, near Canterbury in Kent. A perfect example of Frank Short’s minimal approach to the use of etched line, Oast Houses, Kent was chosen by Hardie as one of the few plates to be illustrated in his leading catalogue raisonné on Frank Short’s etched works (plate XIV).

Provenance: Collection V.E. Watts
Robin Garton

On cream laid paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.