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Elizabeth Piper.

Lancing College, from Coombes Road. c. 1900. Etching. 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 (sheet 9 7/8 x 14 7/8). Published by W.H. Bergnor and Co., Cheltenham. A fine impression with plate tone, printed on cream paper countermarked 'O.W.P. & A.O.L.' Margins grubby; the image is in good condition. Titled in the plate; signed in pencil. $175.

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Elizabeth Piper: A British etcher and painter of the early twentieth century, Elizabeth Piper studied at the Clifton School of Art, Bristol and at the R.C.A. She later completed her education in both Belgium and Paris. She was appointed an Associate of the Royal Engravers in 1892 and was also a member of the Royal West of England Academy. During her career, Elizabeth Piper exhibited her etchings and paintings at the Royal Academy, the Royal Engravers and elsewhere. Among the many purchasers of her art were the city of Leeds and Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. She lived and worked in Chelsea, London and Stanmore, Middlesex.

After 1900, Elizabeth Piper devoted her efforts almost exclusively to her greatest artistic interest, the medium of etching. This original etching entitled, "Saint John Baptist, Yeovil" hails from a set of forty etchings published around 1910 in Bristol depicting English churches. They clearly show her delicate talents at rendering architecture and the surrounding landscapes.

Lancing College, in West Sussex, England, is a prestigious and internationally renowned co-educational English Public School (fee-paying independent school), founded in 1848 by Rev. Nathaniel Woodard, whose aim was to provide education based on sound principle and sound knowledge, firmly grounded in the Christian faith.

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