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Sir Frank Short

1857 - 1945

Crowhurst Place by Frank Short

Crowhurst Place   1902

  Mezzotint with etching after J.M.W. Turner.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Hardie 21, mezzotint ii/ii
S 310 x 436 mm; P 214 x 288 mm; I 188 x 268 mm
Excellent signed proof impression, printed in brown ink, with full tonal range. From the only published edition, thought to have been of less than 50 impressions (see Hardie p.32).

Apart from his original works, Sir Frank Short produced some of the most inspired mezzotint interpretations of the work of earlier masters, in particular, after the works of J.M.W. Turner. Indeed, the greatest undertaking in his printed work was to extend and complete Turner’s Liber Studiorum as it had been projected originally by the great artist. Based on Turner’s drawing of this subject in the National Gallery, London, Crowhurst Place one of the is a finest examples of Frank Short's mezzotint engravings for this monumental enterprise.

On heavy cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Excellent original condition. Image surface excellent.