Original Eleanor Hughes etching.
Very fine first state proof impression, from the artist’s own personal collection. Inscribed in pencil by the artist “1st state” and signed with the artist’s signature stamp.
The artist's fascination with the sculpturesque structure of trees is seen here to the full. In particular, Eleanor Hughes loved to depict trees when bare of leaves, for only then could the fascinating patterns created by their limbs be seen clearly. In characteristic style, Hughes has chosen a high viewpoint showing only the roofs of the houses which are incidental to the main object of our attention. A truly outstanding example of this artists distinctive etched work.
On pale cream laid paper with 'Cross-in-Hand' watermark, with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.