Roman Wine Carts, 1930

SKU: 1368
Signed and titled in pencil. Etching

Height – 14cm x Width – 22cm


The Artist’s Estate; Private collection

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Geoffrey Wedgewood
1900 - 1977

Born in leek, Staffordshire, the son of Jane and Frank Wedgwood, an engineer, brought up in Liverpool, the Wedgwood part of the Liverpool Institute, and then served in the British army in the First World war. From 1919 to 1921 he studied at the art school Liverpool won a scholarship to the Royal College of art in London, he studied engraving under sir Frank short and 1924 under his successor Malcolm Osborne. He was a Rome scholar with the British school in Rome, winning the prize, engraving in 1925, the same year that Edward Irvine Halliday 1902-1984, bring a friend and also a former student of the RCA, won the prize of painting. Edward Morris, writing in the connoisseur, Wedgwood “returned to architectural subjects, his line became stronger and more precisely, its consequences, clearer, and sharper, less of his works were engraved, engraving more, some of these effects you need to go to the printer David Strang”. “In Wedgwoods architectural etchings,” wrote Guichard, “the rigor of formal harmony square and rectangle in the roofs and walls of old buildings are exempt from tender caricature in the small, local figures that inhabit scenes and sympathetically watched.”