Albany E. Howarth ARE (1872-1936) - Early 20th Century Etching, Aberdeen
DescriptionA finely detailed etching by the listed artist Albany E. Howarth ARE (1872-1936), entitled within the plate 'King's College, Aberdeen' in Scotland. Well-presented in a gilt wooden frame, as shown. Signed in graphite below the plate. On wove.
In very good condition overall. Some foxing and discolouration to the lower right corner of the mount. Minor marks to frame.
21.4 x 30.3cm (8.4" x 11.9")Framed Size: 41.5 x 54.2cm (16.3" x 21.3")
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Albany E. Howarth ARE (1872-1936) was a painter, copperplate etcher and printmaker born in Durham, whose speciality was topographical Gothic architecture which he achieved with some success. His first job was working in the drawing offices of Armstrong Mitchell of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Armstrong Mitchell was the largest employer in the area, manufacturing armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles and aircraft. He worked there for about four years but then began travelling extensively around England and the Continent. He worked for a while illustrating various papers and periodicals in the North of England. In 1909 he published a set of 12 etchings of Oxford University Colleges and followed this up in 1910 with a set of 7 etchings focusing on the Cambridge University Colleges. In 1912 he spent about half a year in Venice where he produced many drawings, including The Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco, The Bridge of Sighs, Ca D’Oro, Canale Albrizzi, Palazzo Dario, The Grand Canal and The Rialto Bridge. Howarth was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1910 and held a solo exhibition two years later, at Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell. He also exhibited at Agnew's.
|Artist||Albany E. Howarth ARE (1872-1936)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||21.4 x 30.3cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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