Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)

Statue with Bryony

£1,200.00

SKU: 1625
The original copper etching plate, 
13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (35 x 27.5 cm.), (cancelled)

Presentation:
unframed

Size:
Height – 35cm x Width – 27.5cm

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artists Family Literature: Campbell Dodgson, Robert Austin, Twenty-One Gallery, 1930; Gordon Cooke, Drawings and Prints by Robert Austin, London, The Fine Art Society, 2001

A
limited edition of 5 prints, taken from the cancelled plate, have been
printed posthumously by David Maes on GUARRO Superalfa 250 g/m² paper, (print
size 47 x 38 cm. Рprice per print £50).

Provenance: The Artists Family
Literature: Campbell Dodgson, Robert Austin, Twenty-One Gallery, 1930;
Gordon
Cooke, Drawings and Prints by Robert Austin, London, The Fine Art
Society, 2001

Robert Austin’s original etching plates were rediscovered in 2007. They
represents all aspects of the artists
oeuvre, from his first engraving (The Bridge, 1913 ) to his his last
(Frost in May 1971). Although, as was common practise amongst print
makers, Austin cancelled his plates after their edition run, the manner
in which he did this is remarkable. Far from defacing the compositions
by scratching lines across the centre, or drilling holes in the plates,
Austin drew precise lines of different proportions, dissecting each
composition, responding individually to each image. As such the
geometry of each composition appears heightened, and the plates take on
a abstract beauty of their own.

It is generally acknowledged that Austin was one of the greatest
exponents of line engraving of the Twentieth century. Campbell Dodgson,
keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, who compiled the
standard reference work on Austins’ work, compared his work to that of
Durer noting that Austin had ‘more than a touch of that master in him’
(Robert Austin, Twenty-One, 1930 Gallery).

Austin’s period of greatest acclaim was during the etching boom of the
1920s (which ended abruptly with the Wall Street Crash).
Later works however, (for instance Girl by a gate,1930 and Empty
Church, Concarneau, 1949,) demonstrate that Austin was still at the
height of his powers long after this period.

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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

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Pause for thought, circa 1930

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The Cathedral at Palma, Majorca, 1928

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Oostend 2

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Deer, 1930

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Choir Boys Cantua

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Women at Prayer, 1936

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Belfry Steps

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The Beltry, at Palma

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Misty Morning

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Stone Mason

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Santa Barbara 2, circa 1926

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Still Life Perugia

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The Angelus, 1922

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Sottocastello, 1926

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Burnham Market, circa 1930

£105.00

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Palm Sunday

£100.00

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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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Salus Infirmorum

£120.00

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Brook Farm

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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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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

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Four Friends

£115.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
The tow rope, 1920

£140.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Ponte Pietra, Verona, 1925

£195.00

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Pause for thought

£120.00

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The Curtain

£120.00

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Four women at prayer

£190.00

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Ex Libris – Eugénie STRONG

£115.00

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Evening, 1940

£380.00

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Girl on Stairs, 1937

£255.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Private with bandage, travelling in a railway compartment, circa 1918

£775.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
The Austin Family of Lingard House, 1936

£135.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Ling of Lingard, 1936 (CD 115)

£390.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Man with a Crucifix, 1924

£1,500.00

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Bookplate for M.N. Jackson

£360.00

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Horse Pulling Cart Uphill

£570.00

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Past and Present

£590.00

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Chorus Girl

£460.00

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Tree Study Eton

£475.00

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Street in Cologne

£600.00

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Man with a Cross, 1924

£1,500.00

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Church Tower at Stretton

£360.00

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Lacemaker of Chartres

£1,580.00

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

£245.00

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Wherefore Plough, 1924

£520.00

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Prime Ministers Library (small version), 1931

£165.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Portrait of Noel Edwards, 1936

£320.00

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Winterlace II, 1954

£350.00

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Alice Lush, 1928 (CD 80)

£330.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Study of a girl’s head, 1936

£290.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Easter Sunday, 1940

£380.00

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Charles Murray, 1925 (CD 55)

£255.00

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Sisters on a Veranda

£2,050.00

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Hero’s Widow, 1944

£175.00

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Campbed, 1939

£860.00

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Hero’s Widow, (the original plate) 1944

£2,750.00

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San Domenico Perugia, 1925

£975.00

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The Bride

£990.00

Forthcoming
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Evening, (the original plate) 1939
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Still Life Perugia, 1932

£625.00

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Italian Bride

£1,050.00

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Sea Bouquet 1940

£880.00

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Foggy Dew

£750.00

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Girl on stairs, 1937

£2,090.00

Forthcoming
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Wood carriers
Forthcoming
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Brook Farm
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Venice, Palazzo Pisani Moretta

£940.00

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Woman selling newspapers annoucing Peace Term, circa 1918

£1,500.00

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The Choir, 1920

£975.00

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Study for The Curtain, 1930’s

£730.00

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Rob Aboard Ship, mid 1930’s

£770.00

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The Horse of Ostend, 1921

£245.00

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Women in Church

£175.00

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Spanish steps Rome

£245.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
The Mother

£165.00

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Boy and Calf, 1927

£215.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Burnham Overy Staithe

£100.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Souvenir of Paris

£155.00

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
December morning, 1938

£290.00

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Church Tower at Stretton

£165.00

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Noel

£175.00

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Santa Barbara

£245.00

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The Choir

£245.00

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Foggy Dew

£165.00

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Norfolk Landscape

£185.00

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Homeward

£215.00

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Near St. Martin’s Church – Leicester

£165.00

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San Domenico Perugia

£245.00

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The Cathedral Majorca

£290.00