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Isabel Beatrice Mesham. Born 1896.

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[Abstract Composition]. Copper etching plate. 9 x 11. Provenance: a collection of the artist's etchings, aquatints and etching plates. Unsigned. $250.

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[St. Mary Church, with Stars, Torquay, Devon]. Etching and aquatint. 8 x 6 (sheet 9 1/8 x 6 3/4). Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. Diagonal folds across upper left-hand part and center of the image. Sold with the zinc etching plate, 8 x 6. The image on the plate is reversed in the etching when the etching is printed. $250 the pair.

[Woodland Landscape]. c. 1925. Etching and aquatint. 7 1/4 x 9 7/8 (sheet 9 1/4 x 11 3/4). Printed on cream laid paper. Unsigned. Annotated 'N3)' in ink and 'on a rather deep cream paper as sample, and logs and printed piece of wood rather darker (as to indicator)'. And a proof printed in colors, on cream wove paper, trimmed to just outside the image on the top left. Unsigned; annotated '1 like this' in ink.' $250 for the pair.

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[Frogs Spawning]. Etching and aquatint. 6 1/2 x 8 3/8 (sheet 10 1/8 x 8). Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $125

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[Two Frogs]. c. 1925. Etching and aquatint with watercolor. 6 7/8 x 8 13/16 (sheet 8 7/8 x 9 15/16). Printed on cream wove paper from a book. Unsigned. 200.

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[Fox and Magpie]. Etching and aquatint. 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 (sheet 6 13/16 x 19 5/16). Printed on pale cream wove paper. Fine impression. Unsigned. $125.

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Isabel Mesham was born in Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland, in 1896. A painter and an etcher, she exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, at the Paris Salon, and at the Lisbon Academy. She was in her 60's, and living at Aspley Guise, Bletchley, Bucks., when she exhibited works on paper at the Royal Academy, London.

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