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John Nicolson

1891 - 1951

[Landscape with Cows] by John Nicolson

[Landscape with Cows]   c.1917

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
S 340 x 355 mm; P 201 x 252 mm; I 193 x 247 mm
Very good signed proof impression from the only edition.

Almost all of John Nicolson’s earliest printed works were made as pure etchings. This very early etching was one of a number of subjects drawn directly onto the plate when John Nicolson was on a trip to the countryside with fellow artist and printmaker Edmund Blampied. Whilst the two cows in the foreground are characteristic of John Nicolson’s later work, it is apparent from the landscape and the tree at the left of this etching that the young artist had, until recently, been learning from the example of Rembrandt while at Bolt Court.

On cream wove paper with full margins. Some minor defects in outer margins, otherwise very fine condition.