Giant Pleasure WheelWinter Gardens, Blackpool, circa 1910

£195.00

SKU: 1998
Etching, copper plate: 
3 x 4 in. (7.7 x 10.3 cm), 
print: 6 3/4 x 7 in. (17 x 18 cm.)

Presentation:
folio

Size:
Height – 7.7cm x Width – 10.3cm

10 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Estate; Private collection

A small, posthumous edition of prints has been pulled from the original copper plate on Arches paper 250g/m².


Winter Gardens Blackpool


1896 РGiant Pleasure Wheel – Winter Gardens, Blackpool

A ”CALL-BIRD” for the Winter Gardens. 214 ft. high – 30 passenger cars each carrying 30 people – 900 passengers fully laden. 400 tons of steel. Built to rival the 518ft. high Blackpool Tower which opened 14/5/1894.

Pulled down for scrap in October 1928. Passenger cars sold for GBP20.

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THE ARTIST

Edgar Maybery
Edgar
Maybery
1887 - 1964

Edgar
Maybery was born in Newport in 1887. His father, Francis, was a bootmaker in Newport and his mother, Julia (nee Marshall), was Francis’ second wife and 20 years younger than her husband.

Maybery studied art from a young age and began exhibiting his work at sixteen.
He studied at the South Kensington School in London,
and by his mid thirties he was a member of the Royal Cambrian Society
and the Royal West of England Academy.

During
the First World War he served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers where
he spent much of his spare time sketching. He returned to Newport after completing his service. Maybery painted numerous views of South Wales and the West of England, primarily watercolours. He executed oil paintings and watercolours of other parts of the country as well.

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