Collection of etchings and drypoints by James McBey

A representative survey of the artist's finest, most popular images including 8 etchings and 7 drypoints.


Etching; drypoint
18 x 11.7 cm to 22.6 x 39.1 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,750 ( Total: £7,000)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

The etched plates of Venice arguably represent the pinnacle of McBey's career as a printmaker, where his economy of line, impressionistic treatment of surface, and dramatic effects of light are at their best. Also included are works from Boulogne during the First World War and two works from his period as official artist to the Palestine Expeditionary Front.


Professor Cecil Y Lang; by descent.

Venue details

School of Art Gallery and Museum, Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth University, Buarth Mawr, ABERYSTWYTH Ceredigion SY23 1NG 01970 622460

Entry details

Free to all

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