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Arthur John Trevor Briscoe
The Helmsman

1929

About the Item

The Helmsman. 1925. Etching. Hurst 130. 7 x 10 7/8 (sheet 11 x 5). Trial proof, apart from the edition of 75 An extremely rich impression printed cream wove paper. An exceptionally rare proof printed by the artist. Signed and annotated 'trial by self' in pencil. n 1922, after a meeting with the etcher James McBey, Briscoe returned to etching once more producing plates of some of his sea sketches. The two artists sailed together in Briscoe's, forty-ton yacht, the "Golden Vanity." Briscoe produced 189 etchings dealing with the sea and the sailing ship. Starting with his publisher, Harold Dickens of London, in 1925, his works were eagerly sought after and purchased by collectors throughout the 1930's. A His work was always technically accurate and very evocative of the last years of square-rigged sailing ships.Most of Briscoe left an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
  • Creator:
    Arthur John Trevor Briscoe (1873 - 1943, British)
  • Creation Year:
    1929
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 7 in (17.78 cm)Width: 10.88 in (27.64 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes:
    Trial proof, apart from the edition of 75 Price: $2,500
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Storrs, CT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU335213400682
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