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Brangwyn - Santa Sophia

Item Code: xxbc42

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Sir Frank Brangwyn

Etching (from copperplate)
Handsigned in pencil by the artist.
Reference: Gaunt 71

Only 70 proofs taken. Plate distroyed.

This spectacular plate dates rather early in the work of Brangwyn who made his first etchings in the year 1900. This large view on the Santa Sophia in Constantinople dates from 1906 and was made by Brangwyn after a drawing he made on the spot some 10 years earlier.

The plate is in perfect condition.

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SKU xxbc42
Picture Size 47,50 cm x 52,80 cm
Specification Print
technic Etching
Artist Frank Brangwyn
period 20th Century
School English American
subject Landscape
rating *****

Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956)

frank brangwynBorn in Bruges, Belgium in 1867, to British parents ( his father was Welsh) and was brought up and educated in England. His art training was at the Royal College of Art. He was apprenticed to William Morris in 1882. It was Morris’s influence that caused him to diversify his art. He was famous as an accomplished etcher and lithographer and his favourite subjects included powerful depictions of ship building and heavy industry, and the labourers involved in such work. However, his efforts in the fields of design are less well known. He produced designs for furniture, jewellery, and textiles, and stained glass panels. Brangwyn fulfilled many commissions to produce large scale murals for public interior spaces, the most high profile of which was for the House of Commons in London for which he completed 18 large scale panels on the theme of the British Empire which was rejected by the commissioning commitee but became the subject of fierce bidding by many other institutions.

To add to his achievements, Brangwyn was also an official war artist during the 1st World War. He excelled in etching, doing hundreds on a wide variety of subjects.

When The Studio started their series of Famous Etchers he was one of only two artists to be given two volumes. In 1926, The Studio published The Etchings of Frank Brangwyn - a catalogue raisonne, with reproductions of over 330 etchings.

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