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Sir David Young Cameron

1865 - 1945

The Gargoyles, Stirling Castle by David Young Cameron

The Gargoyles, Stirling Castle   1898

  Original etching.
Signed and titled in pencil.
Ref: Rinder 284 ii/ii
S 435 x 270 mm; P & I 293 x 176 mm
Original D.Y. Cameron etching.

Excellent signed proof impression printed with delicate tone across the foreground stone work.

This elaborate etching of the gargoyle waterspouts of Stirling Castle, in Scotland, is a fascinating architectural study which anticipates Cameron’s choice of subject for his Chimera of 1911. The silhouetted figures of two sentries stand guard beyond the open portal. The fluttering drapery of the flag, some birds, and a distant group of soldiers have balanced the composition and added a sense of movement to this beautifully wrought design.

On soft simile Japan paper, with full margins.