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James McBey
The Doorway.

1925

$1,450

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Hardie/Carter 244. 8 1/16 x 6 3/8 (sheet 10 1/4 x 8 1/4). Edition 80, #52. Illustrated: Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940; ; Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940, p. 99. A rich impression with plate tone. Printed on laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in ink. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch archival mat suitable for framing. Carter writes, "The doorway of a palace on a side-canal at Venice. Above the door is a heavy balcony, and in front are two men in a loaded boat." Born in Aberdeenshire, James McBey was a self-taught artist and etcher, best known for his prints, which coincided with an etching revival in the 20th century. After training himself in various techniques, in 1911 he gained an exhibition opportunity at the Goupil Gallery, London. From this point on his prints were published in London and Glasgow, and during the First World War McBey was appointed official war artist to the Palestine Expeditionary Force. McBey's work is held in a variety of galleries across the UK and beyond, with Aberdeen Art Gallery holding the vast majority.

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