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Martin Hardie, R.E. 1875-1952.

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Drypoints

'Hey Ho, The Wind and the Rain'. 1908. Drypoint and etching. Hardie 18. 5 1/4 x 8 7/16 (sheet 7 x 10 1/2). Edition 50. An exceptionally rich impression with drypoint burr and plate tone, printed on cream wove paper with a partial countermark. Signed and dedicated to 'E. F. Strange'd in pencil. $350.

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The Incoming Tide. 1923. Drypoint. Hardie 94. 4 1/2 x 11 (sheet 7 1/2 x 12 5/8). Edition 78. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1923. A rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on 'CR' laid paper with a crown watermark, from an antique volume. Blindstamp: The Rose Collection. Signed in ink. $225.

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Salmon Fishers, Port Ling. 1920. Etching and drpyoint. Hardie 77.i/ii. 6 1/2 x 9 (sheet 9 1/4 x 11 3/4). THere were only 8 proofs in state one; some of the burr was removed in state ii, and 70 were printed. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed by David Strang on cream laid paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $400.

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Wells-on-Sea (Norfolk). c. 1950. Drypoint. Hardie 189. 6 7 /8 x 10 3/4 (sheet 9 3/8 x 13 3/8). Presentation plate for The Print Collectors Club, Alexandria, Virginia. Printed on cream laid paper. This is the artist's last print. Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College deaccession. Signed in ink, lower right. $250.

Watercolors

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View at Blythburgh. Watercolor and charcoal. 11 1/2 x 15. Signed. Exhibited: Royal Scottish Society of Painters. Excellent color and condition. $600.

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Walberswick, from Dunwich. August, 1937. Watercolor. 10 1/4 x 15 5/8. Signed in ink, lower right; titled, signed and dated in pencil, verso. Walberswick is located in Suffolk. The Dunwich cliffs are visible, top left. $600.

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English etcher, watercolorist, author and scholar, Martin Hardie was born in London in 1875.He was educated at Cambridge and the Royal College of Art where he studied etching techniques under Sir Frank Short.

From 1921 to 1935, Hardie held the influential post of Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Victoria and Albert Museum and created a revival of interest in the etchings and watercolors of Samuel Palmer and his school.

Hardie was a member of the Royal Engravers and the Royal Watercolor Society. Throughout his life, Hardie produced over one hundred and ninety original etchings and engravings. He died in 1952.

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