A representative survey of the artist's finest, most popular images including 8 etchings and 7 drypoints.
Collection of etchings and drypoints by James McBey, 19101925
© The estate of James and Marguerite McBey
- 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.
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