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Edmund Blampied, R.E. 1886-1966.

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Politics (Tonnere de Brest). 1926. Drypoint. Appleby 108. 7 x 9 (sheet 10 1/2 x 15 1/2). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper with full margins. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: Edmund Blampied. Signed in pencil. This is one of Blampied's most famous images. $1,750.

The expression 'thunder of Brest" refers to the canon at the foot of the castle of Brest, Brittany, that announced daily opening and closing of the gates of the arsenal. Doubtless it is a satiric reference to the opening and closing hours of the pub pictured in the drypoint.

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