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Herbert Menzies Marshall (1841-1913) - 1885 Etching, A Coal Staithe on the Tyne



A fine etching by the artist Herbert Menzies Marshall (1841-1913), depicting industrial and merchant vessels on the River Tyne, in the North East of England. Entitled 'A Coal Staith on the Tyne' in graphite, and signed and dated in the plate, to the lower right. Signed in the plate. On laid.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration, mount burn, and light foxing. There is a small 1cm tear to the lower edge, and the bottom two corners are missing and torn. There is a crease to the upper right corner.


15.2 x 23.4cm (6" x 9.2")
Sheet: 25.4 x 35.7cm (10" x 14.1")

Artist Biography

Herbert Menzies Marshall (1841-1913) was a painter of topographical watercolours, born in Leeds and educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He studied architecture under the Parisian architect Charles-Auguste Questel (1807-1888) and furthered his studies at the Royal Academy Schools, where, in 1868 he won a Travelling Scholarship. He then worked mainly in London producing scenes of topographical watercolours for exhibition and publication.

He showed work regularly at the RWS, Fine Art Society, the Abbey Gallery, RBSA, Dudley Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, MAFA, NEAC, NG, RA and the Leicester Galleries. He was elected an Associate at the RWS in 1879, a full member in 1883 and acted as Vice-President during the years 1898-1900. He was also elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and the Royal Society of Painters in Oils in 1901. In 1904, he was appointed Professor of Landscape Painting at Queen's College, London.

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Code pm374
Artist Herbert Menzies Marshall (1841-1913)
Date 1885
Dimensions 15.2 x 23.4cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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