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Robert Sargent Austin, R.A., P.R.E., P.R.W.S. 1895-1973.

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Fine Prints

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Bethlehem. 1925. Line engraving. Dodgson 62. 6 x 4 7/8 (sheet 9 1/2 x 7 3/8). Edition 50. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $500.

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Bowley Horse Cart. Etching. 5 x 5 3/16 (8 3/4 x 11). An extremely rare impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed in the plate. $500.

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Boy and Calf. 1927. Etching and drypoint. Dodgson 68. iii. 4 5/8 x 5 5/8 (sheet 8 5/8 x 10 13/16). Edition 30 published by the Twenty-One Gallery for 3 1/2 guineas. A rich impression with drypoint burr printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $675.

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Donkeys of Selva. (Island of Majorca) 1928. Line engraving. Dodgson 78. 5 x 5 3/16 (7 1/4 x 9 1/2). An early proof before drypoint work printed on tan laid paper. Initialed in the plate.Initialed 'A' lower right margin. $375.

Donkeys of Selva (Island of Majorca). 1928. Line engraving. Dodgson 78.ii. 5 x 5 3/16 (sheet 8 x 10 1/8). The image is toned; otherwise fine condition. Printed with plate tone on cream laid paper. Initialed in the plate; signed and dated in pencil. $375.

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Flight Into Egypt. 1925. Line engraving. Dodgson 61. 6 1/2 x 10 3/8 (sheet 10 1/4 x 17). A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $500.

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Highbridge. 1928. Line engraving. Dodgson 77. vii. 4 1/2 x 5 1/8 (sheet 8 5/8 x 9 1/8). Edition 75. A fine impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $650.

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Man with a Cross. 1924. Etching. Dodgson 46.iv. Edition 40. 5 3/16 x 5 (sheet 6 1/2 x 6 1/4). A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed, dated, titled and annotated in pencil. $500.

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The Mill. Lithograph. 10 1/4 x 9 (sheet 13 x 10). Printed on 'JF[Head]' wove paper. Two circular thin spots inherent in the paper manufacture right above the signature; otherwise excellent condition. A fine impression of this scarce lithograph. Signed in the image. $350.

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The Mother. 1932. Line engraving. Subsequent to Dodgson. 11 1/2 x 8 5/8 (sheet 14 7/8 x 10 7/8). Edition 40 published by the Twenty-One Gallery for 7 guineas. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1933. A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream laid paper. A large, impressive plate. Signed and dated in pencil. $500.

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The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire. 1926. Line engraving. Dodgson 65. 4 13/16 x 4 7/16 (sheet 9 5/8 x 7 5/16). Edition 60. A fine impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $800.

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Rain and Smoke, Leverkusen. 1919. Etching and drypoint. Dodgson 8. Unpublished plate, about 20 proofs only. 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 (sheet 10 3/16 x 8 /8). A rich impression with carefully-wiped plate tone printed on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. An extremely scarce image. $650.

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Siena, Evening. 1923. Line engraving. Dodgson 38. 4 3/8 x 4 3/16 (sheet 8 x 7 1/4). A fine impression with plate tone, printed on cream laid paper. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. $750.

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The Stonebreaker. 1925. Etching. Dodgson 57.iii. 4 1/8 x 5 5/16 (sheet 8 3/16 x 10 9/16). Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching; Print Collector's Quarterly 16 (1929): 336. A rich impression printed on 'Charles I' tan/cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $750.

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Street in Cologne. 1919. Etching and drypoint. Dodgson 7.ii. 7 1/4 x 4 (sheet 11 3/8 x 9 1/8). Only proof of the second plate. Unpublished. Printed in sepia ink on cream laid paper. Signed, dated and annotated 'second state'. A rare, unique proof. $850.

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The Trace Horse. 1921. Etching. Dodgson 25.ii. Edition of 40. 6 1/2 x 8 (sheet 9 x 10 3/4). A rich impression printed with plate tone on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. The Trace Horse was the artist's diploma print for his acceptance as a member of The Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1932. $600.

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A Woman of Scanno. 1926. Line engraving. 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 (sheet 12 3/4 x 10 3/8). Edition 50. Published by the Twenty One Gallery. A very rich impression printed on 'Charles I' laid paper. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching; Fine Prints of the Year, 1927; Print Collector's Quarterly 16 (1929): 342. Signed and dated in pencil. 1926. Line engraving. 7 7/8 x 6 1/8. Edition 50. Published by the Twenty One Gallery. A very rich impression printed on 'Charles I' laid paper. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching; Fine Prints of the Year, 1927; Print Collector's Quarterly 16 (1929): 342. Signed and dated in pencil. Housed in a 15 1/2 x 12 5/8-inch brown and black wood frame. $525.

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Women at Prayer. 1936. Line engraving. 10 15/16 x 8 7/16 (sheet 13 13/16 x 10 13/16). Subsequent to Dodgson. Edition 40 published by the Twenty-One Gallery for 7 guineas. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1936. A rich impression with plate tone printed on white wove paper. Signed and dated in pencil. A large, impressive plate. $500.

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Zouteland (The Netherlands). 1930. Line engraving. Dodgson 82.xi. 5 1/8 x 5 5/16 (sheet 10 11/16 x 7 1/4). Edition 75, #21. A cleanly-wiped impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. $650.

Drawing

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Self Portrait. 1916. Pencil drawing. 8 x 5 1/2 (12 3/4 x 9 7/16). Drawn on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $650.

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Austin was born in Leicester and studied at the School of Art, 1909-13, and at the Royal College of Art under Frank Short. From 1915-1919 Austin served in the trenches, and from 1922-1925 lived in Rome, then taught at the RCA. Known as an etcher, engraver and watercolourist, in 1921 Austin was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was elected to the Royal Academy (RA) in 1949. Austin's 1921 line engraving, Horse of Ostend resembles a work by the Dutch etcher, Pieter Dupont. Old Masters etchings influenced his oeuvre.

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