Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)

A Girl at a Gate (1938)

£2,900.00

SKU: 2979
Line engraving, copper plate: 5 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (14.6 x 10.5 cm.), (cancelled)

Size:
Height – 14.6cm
Width – 10.5cm

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
the artist’s family
Presentation:
passe-partout

Provenance: the artist’s family
Literature: Campbell Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930; Gordon Cooke, Drawings and Prints by Robert Austin, exh. cat.,The Fine Art Society, London, 2001




This large collection represents the vast majority of surviving plates by Austin and includes examples of all aspects of the artist’s oeuvre, from his first engraving (The Bridge 1913) to his last (Frost in May 1971). Works from Austin’s mid- and late career, such as Girl by a Gate 1938 (illustrated following, with detail), and Empty Church, Concarneau 1949 (opposite), demonstrate that he was still at the height of his powers long after his period of greatest acclaim during the etching boom of the 1920s, which ended abruptly with the Wall Street Crash.

The collection also includes examples of the line engravings of which Austin was one of the greatest exponents of his century, including The Flight Into Egypt 1925 from his period as Rome Scholar (1922‚Äì5), when he first began to use line engraving, and Bellringer’s Wife 1934 (following). Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, who compiled the standard reference work on Austin, compared him to Albrecht D√ºrer, noting that Austin had more than a touch of that master in him’ (Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930).

The plates have been restored and posthumously printed by David Maes.

A full list of plates in the collection is available on request. The collection is for sale to a public institution only.

We are grateful to Rachel and Clare Austin, Gordon Cooke and David Maes for assistance.

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THE ARTIST

Robert Austin
Robert
Austin
1895 - 1973

Printmaker and draughtsman, born in Leicester. He studied at the School of Art there and at the Royal College of Art, 1914-16 and 1919-22, winning the Rome Scholarship for engraving in the latter year. He taught engraving at the Royal College of Art, 1927-44, becoming Professor in the Department of Graphic Design, 1948-55. Showed with RWS, of which he was a member and President; RE, of which he was a member; and the RA, to which he was elected in 1949. Austin was a meticulous craftsman-engraver and a vigorous draughtsman, as his series of drawings of Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and ballooning activities done during World War II shows. The Tate Gallery holds his work.

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, organised an exhibition of his work in 1980.

More recently he was the subject of two shows at the Fine Art Society plc (2001 and 2002), the latter organised in conjunction with Liss Fine Art Ltd.

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Wherefore Plough, 1924
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