Edgar James Maybery, Tintern Abbey - Original early 20th-century etching print
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An original early 20th-century etching print, Edgar James Maybery Tintern Abbey.
This accomplished etching on laid nicely captures the rustic tranquility of an area made famous by Wordsworth's poem.Edgar James Maybery (1887-1964) is best known for his etchings. Born in Newport, he pursued art from an early age and went on to study at the South Kensington School, London. During the First World War he served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, where he spent any spare time sketching. Subsequently, he travelled the British Isles, painting in oil and watercolour. He became a member of the Royal Cambrian Society and the Royal West of England Academy.
Pencil signed lower right. Inscribed lower right in the plate, and in pencil below.
In good condition for its age.
16.9cm x 12.1cm.
This picture is from a collection of superb 19th-century works associated with the Bath area, possibly once owned by Lady Frances Mary Perring. The collection includes landscapes by Joseph Horlor (1809-1887), as well as drawings by, and drawn for, Lady Perring. An inscription on the verso of one drawing suggests that Horlor was possibly Perring’s drawing teacher.