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Edgar A. Holloway
Folio of 6 etchings and engravings

1992

About the Item

’Folio of 6 etchings and engravings'. A portfolio of six etchings (Originally 7 but etching Number 1, Sef Portrait, is missing from this folio) and engravings produced by Merivale Editions in 1992. This portfolio has been printed from the original copper plates made by Edgar Holloway between 1932 & 1991, produced in an edition of 40 sets. This is set number 13. Printed on Somerset mould made paper. The prints, measuring 25cm x 38cm are individually signed and numbered by the artist and stamped with the edition mark and are presented in a hand-made clothbound box. The plates chosen for the portfolio are:- Eastcote 1932, Essex Street Watergate 1934, Grey Topper 1937, Daisy Monica 1977, Orchard Moon 1990, The Afghan Hat 1991. Medium - Etching Edition - 13 Published by - Merivale Editions Signed - Yes Size - 255mm x 380mm Date - 1992 Condition - Excellent. 10 out of 10. (Folio box has sign of wear) Colour of prints may not be accurate when viewed on a monitor. Edgar Holloway was a key figure in the etching revival of the 1930s; he was one of the very few artists not to turn their back on etching after the market collapsed. By the age of twenty, he had been given two solo exhibitions in London, his work had been purchased by the V&A and the British Museum, and T. S. Eliot, Stephen Spender and Herbert Read were among the many who sat for him for their portraits. In 1949, he joined the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic on Ditchling Common established by Eric Gill, working solely in graphic design until 1969 when his interest in etching was rekindled. Holloway's etchings and engravings form a visual diary of his family, friends and travels and include a remarkable series of etched self portraits made between 1930 and 1995. His Self Portrait No.6 was purchased by curator Sidney Greenslade in 1934, but the opportunity to acquire 14 more Holloway etchings representing the intervening years did not arise until Robert Meyrick was invited to curate a national travelling exhibition of his work in 1994. The artist has since generously donated further examples of his prints to the Collection, including many rare, sometimes unique, impressions.
  • Creator:
    Edgar A. Holloway (1914 - 2008, British)
  • Creation Year:
    1992
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 14.97 in (38 cm)Width: 9.85 in (25 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Llanbrynmair, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2176214123522
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