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Sir Frank Short
The Shadowed Valley.

1927

$3,500

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Sir Frank Short, R.A., P.R.E. 1857-1945. The Shadowed Valley. 1927. Mezzotint. Hardie 128. 14 3/8 x 19 3/8 (sheet 19 x 24). A rich, glowing impression printed in varying tones of black-brown ink on chine mounted on sturdy white wove paper. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1927. Signed and dedicated to S. Bowles (a noted Short collector) in pencil. This is Short's most dramatic mezzotint. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hardie writes, page 42: "Oxteddle Bottom and Mount Caburn on the South Downs near Lewes. Bare, sweeping downs, with deep shadows in their curves' many circling seagulls show white against the dark shadow on the right. " At the top right, there is a faint image of a horse and man plowing strips of ground that are seen in the lower-left of the image. -------------------------------------------- Sir Frank Short was elected to the Royal Academy in 1911, the same year he was knighted, and served as the R.A.'s Treasurer from 1919-1932. He was also President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Head of the Engraving School of the Royal College of Art, where he taught from 1891-1924.

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