Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)

Hill Top Rest

£165.00

SKU: 2989
Line engraving, 
plate: 8 x 5 1/2 in. (20 x 13.8 cm.), 
print: 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. (29 x 21.5 cm.)
Presentation:
folio

Size:
Height – 20cm x Width – 13.8cm

4 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Estate; Private collection

A limited edition of 5 prints has been printed posthumously by David Maes on Arches paper (250 g/m²)

Austin’s early plates show an extraordinary sweetness of line and often, as in his large plates of deer, beautifully unified compositions.  There is in the best sense an academic quality about these, very proper in a man who was virtually a pioneer in his his art today.  About 1929 a close study of the German masters of engraving is evident.  But Austin has passed through his probationary stage and is master not only of his technique, in which no English engraver has surpassed him, but also in using his medium in a native, personal way. Already Mr Dodgson had noticed in his work an aftermath of Pre-Raphaelitism…with its harking back to the past and its wealth of realistic detail.’

Austin’s latest plates are contemporary in subject.  At the same time his interest in Millais, the Millais of book-illustrations, is explicit.  Surely this strain, at once homely, intimate and romantic, is at the centre of the tradition of English art.  Austin’s line remains clear: his tone is given by a number of short flicks and shadings.  He is thus nearer in technique to the fifteenth-century German engravers than to Durer or Lucas van Leyden. In drawing and composition there is nothing archaic. Of recent years he has produced three or four plates regularly each year.  Of these one or two commonly represent new treatments of subjects previously treated in a rather different way.  He is fascinated with certain subjects, bells, stairs, kneeling figures, weathered wood.But he also advances to new subjects; in 1936 two very fine portraits and in 1937 the Young Mother.

Extract from The English Print, Basil Gray, Adam and Charles Black 1937, on whose cover Austin’s Young Mother featured:

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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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Midday rest at Valle Pietra, in the Abruzzi, 1932

£345.00

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Pause for thought, circa 1930

£975.00

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The Cathedral at Palma, Majorca, 1928

£1,000.00

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Oostend 2

£250.00

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Deer, 1930

£1,200.00

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Choir Boys Cantua

£180.00

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Women at Prayer, 1936

£195.00

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Stone Mason

£110.00

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Santa Barbara 2, circa 1926

£100.00

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Belfry Steps

£105.00

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The Beltry, at Palma

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Misty Morning

£180.00

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Still Life Perugia

£120.00

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The Angelus, 1922

£175.00

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Sottocastello, 1926

£110.00

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Burnham Market, circa 1930

£105.00

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Palm Sunday

£100.00

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Salus Infirmorum

£120.00

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Figure of Christ and peasant women

£140.00

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The Cowherd

£120.00

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Woman and Sickle

£100.00

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Bouquet

£110.00

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Man with Scyth

£155.00

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Winter Landscape with East Wind

£110.00

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Peasant woman digging

£100.00

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Brook Farm

£150.00

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Rendez-vous

£110.00

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Roman Terrace

£190.00

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At prayer

£120.00

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Sea Bouquet

£115.00

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Boy praying

£120.00

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The Bell, no 2

£100.00

SKU: 8660

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Four Friends

£115.00

SKU: 8661

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)

The tow rope, 1920

£140.00

SKU: 8662

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Ponte Pietra, Verona, 1925

£195.00

SKU: 8663

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Pause for thought

£120.00

SKU: 8657

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Four women at prayer

£190.00

SKU: 8658

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The Curtain

£120.00

SKU: 8467

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Ex Libris – Eugénie STRONG

£115.00

SKU: 8366

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Evening, 1940

£380.00

SKU: 8350

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Girl on Stairs, 1937

£255.00

SKU: 5929

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Private with bandage, travelling in a railway compartment, circa 1918

£775.00

SKU: 5820

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The Austin Family of Lingard House, 1936

£135.00

SKU: 5811

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Ling of Lingard, 1936 (CD 115)

£390.00

SKU: 5697

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Man with a Crucifix, 1924

£1,500.00

SKU: 5692

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Bookplate for M.N. Jackson

£360.00

SKU: 5693

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Horse Pulling Cart Uphill

£570.00

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Past and Present

£590.00

SKU: 5689

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Chorus Girl

£460.00

SKU: 5683

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Tree Study Eton

£475.00

SKU: 5685

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Street in Cologne

£600.00

SKU: 5678

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Lacemaker of Chartres

£1,580.00

SKU: 5679

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Man with a Cross, 1924

£1,500.00

SKU: 5680

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Church Tower at Stretton

£360.00

SKU: 5668

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Book Plate for the Prime Ministers Library (large version), 1931

£245.00

SKU: 5674

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Wherefore Plough, 1924

£520.00

SKU: 5667

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Prime Ministers Library (small version), 1931

£165.00

SKU: 5644

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Portrait of Noel Edwards, 1936

£320.00

SKU: 5624

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Winterlace II, 1954

£350.00

SKU: 5544

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Alice Lush, 1928 (CD 80)

£330.00

SKU: 5524

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Study of a girl’s head, 1936

£290.00

SKU: 5523

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Easter Sunday, 1940

£380.00

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Charles Murray, 1925 (CD 55)

£255.00

SKU: 4721

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Sisters on a Veranda

£2,050.00

SKU: 4511

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Hero’s Widow, 1944

£175.00

SKU: 4314

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Campbed, 1939

£860.00

SKU: 3990

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Hero’s Widow, (the original plate) 1944

£2,750.00

SKU: 3992

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San Domenico Perugia, 1925

£975.00

Forthcoming
SKU: 3982

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Evening, (the original plate) 1939
SKU: 3983

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The Bride

£990.00

SKU: 3978

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Still Life Perugia, 1932

£625.00

SKU: 3979

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Italian Bride

£1,050.00

SKU: 3981

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Sea Bouquet 1940

£880.00

SKU: 3971

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Foggy Dew

£750.00

SKU: 3972

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Girl on stairs, 1937

£2,090.00

Forthcoming
SKU: 3973

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Wood carriers
Forthcoming
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Brook Farm
SKU: 3958

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Venice, Palazzo Pisani Moretta

£940.00

SKU: 3962

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Woman selling newspapers annoucing Peace Term, circa 1918

£1,500.00

SKU: 3963

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The Choir, 1920

£975.00

SKU: 3612

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Study for The Curtain, 1930’s

£730.00

SKU: 3136

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Rob Aboard Ship, mid 1930’s

£770.00

SKU: 3035

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The Horse of Ostend, 1921

£245.00

SKU: 3036

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Women in Church

£175.00

SKU: 3026

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The Mother

£165.00

SKU: 3030

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Boy and Calf, 1927

£215.00

SKU: 3031

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Burnham Overy Staithe

£100.00

SKU: 3032

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Souvenir of Paris

£155.00

SKU: 3033

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Spanish steps Rome

£245.00

SKU: 3020

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December morning, 1938

£290.00

SKU: 3022

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Church Tower at Stretton

£165.00

SKU: 3023

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Noel

£175.00

SKU: 3024

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Santa Barbara

£245.00

SKU: 3013

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The Choir

£245.00

SKU: 3014

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Foggy Dew

£165.00

SKU: 3015

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Norfolk Landscape

£185.00

SKU: 3016

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Homeward

£215.00

SKU: 3017

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Near St. Martin’s Church – Leicester

£165.00

SKU: 3007

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Past and Present

£165.00

SKU: 3008

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The Angel of Saint Matthew, Orvietto

£225.00