An attractive early 20th century view of Lincoln from the Witham which was etched by Wilfrid Ball R. E.* and published in The Art Journal** (London: George Virtue & Co., 1906).
*Wilfrid Ball was born in the East End of London on the 4th January 1853. His earliest career was as an accountant but he spent his free time at the Heatherley School of Art in Chelsea and by 1877 was exhibiting his work. In 1881/2 his etchings of the Thames gained a warm eulogy from and, subsequently he worked with, James Whistler. For the next two decades he painted landscapes and marine subjects and exhibited widely at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; and many others. He became President of the Society of British Artists in 1886. He was also a member of The Arts Club from 1896 to 1916. He died in Khartoum of heat exhaustion on the 14th February 1917 whilst working as an administrator for the British Army.
**The Art Journal, published between 1839 and 1912, was the most influential and important magazine on art during the Victorian period.
- This is an original early 20th century etching.
- Printed area is approximately 25.3cms by 16.5cms (including imprint but not plate mark).
- The etching is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 100 years old.