The Woodman. c.1911. Etching with watercolor. 7 7/8 x 6 (sheet 11 x 9 7/8). A fine impression with subtle coloring. Tape hinge along the top margin; drying tack holes in the side margins, remnants of glue in the four corners, all minor and not affecting the image.. Signed and inscribed 'Inv, del. et imp' (I designed, drew and printed) in pencil. $750.
Born in Edinburgh, Austen Brown was a landscape and genre painter, etcher and woodcut artist who was was influenced by the rustic painters of France, namely Jules Bastien Lepage who was interested in the labour of peasant folk and rural traditions. Brown's admiration for French art led him to spend much of his time from 1897 onwards, painting in France. He won several first and second-class medals at print exhibitions in Munich, Dresden, Barcelona and Budapest 1896-1911. He died in 1924.
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