The Almonry. 1925. Etching. Comstock 34.v/vii. 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 (sheet 12 1/8 x 8 1/2). Edition 82 in this state (total edition 101). A fine impression on white laid paper. Illustrated Fine Prints of the Year, 1925; Guichard, British Etchers: 1850-1940. Provenance: The Fine Art Society, London. With the DHP (Dover House Press) stamp verso. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 17 1/4 x 21 1/2-inch gold leaf Whistler style frame This is the artist's major etching. $8,500.
The image shows the church of St. Peter, at The Almonry-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. Harold Wright wrote of the plate, '...there can be no question that The Almonry contains some of his finest etching technique or that it eminently deserves the welcome it has received as one of the most romantic of all his prints, possessing, too, a strong human appeal." (Comstock, p. 156).
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