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Sir Frank Short

1857 - 1945

The Angry Cloud by Frank Short

The Angry Cloud   1930

  Original mezzotint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Hardie 130
S 312 x 434 mm; P 151 x 226 mm; I 149 x 223 mm
Excellent signed proof impression with rich mezzotint burr.

The Angry Cloud is one of the most dramatic and powerful of Frank Short’s original mezzotints. The scene shows heavy waves breaking on the beach at Seaford, Sussex, with the cliff, breakwater and lighthouse of Newhaven illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun. With the exception of Percival Gaskell, no other British artist has used the mezzotint medium to capture the fleeting moments of nature in this way. Frank Short’s works of this kind remain unsurpassed to the present day.

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