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Roland Langmaid

1897 - 1956

Rolling down to Rio by Roland Langmaid

Rolling down to Rio   1927

  Original drypoint with aquatint.
Signed in pencil.
S 283 x 426 mm; P & I 168 x 304 mm
Excellent signed proof impression with delicate tonal range, from the only edition 150 signed proofs.

Lieutenant Commander Roland Langmaid studied painting and etching with William Lionel Wyllie whilst serving in the Royal Navy. His finest drypoint works, like this wonderful image of a square rigger under full sail on a fine day, making it’s way to South America, rival those of his teacher. In this plate Roland Langmaid has introduced delicate tonal qualities throughout the image by using a lightly inked fine aquatint ground across the plate.

On cream wove paper, watermarked J Whatman, with full margins and deckle edge. Pale mat line in outer margins, otherwise very fine original condition.