'Wooden Railway Bridge, Huntingdon' by Henry Rushbury R. A. c.1936
An attractive 1930s process print of the Huntingdon and Godmanchester wooden railway bridge which appeared in Iris Wedgewood's Fenland Rivers (Rich & Cowan, 1936). The bridge was demolished in 1973.
Henry Rushbury (1889-1968), the son of a clerk, was born in Harborne, near Birmingham. From the age of thirteen he studied at the Birmingham School of Art under the tutelage of the renowned artist, Robert Catterson Smith. He later moved to London and during World War One became an official war artist. He was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1917, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1921, the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1922 and then the Royal Academy in 1936. He was once again appointed an official war artist during World War Two and in 1949 elected Keeper of the Royal Academy. He held the post of Head of the Royal Academy Schools until 1964.
- This is an original 1930s process print.
- Printed area is approximately 19.5cms by 12.5cms.
- The print is in very good condition with 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 75 years old.