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H. van Raalte - 1902 Etching, The Boatbuilders Shop, Rye

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H. van Raalte - Original 1902 Etching. Pencil signed. This etching was reproduced in the 1902 Special Number of The Studio "Modern Etching and Engraving" plate no 19. Signed in plate. On watermarked laid. In fine condition.

Henri Benedictus van Raalte (1881-1929), known as H. van Raalte, was an English-born Australian artist and printmaker. Born in Lambeth, London to Dutch parents and educated at the City of London School, the Royal Academy and later in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 1901 he was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and in the same year had a picture hung at the Royal Academy exhibition. In 1902 there were full-page reproductions of an etching, and a dry-point by van Raalte in Modern Etching and Engraving, published by the Studio at London, highly competent and assured pieces of work, though he was then aged only 21. In 1910 he went to Western Australia and founded a school of art at Perth. He did many etchings and aquatints, often taking gum trees for his subjects, but it was some time before his work became known in the eastern states. He had an exhibition of his work at Perth in 1919 which was followed by another at Adelaide. In 1921 he was appointed curator of the art department at Adelaide, and in 1922 his title was changed to curator of the art gallery. He established a studio at Second Valley, South Australia, and lived there for the last three years of his life.

Size

25 x 35cm (9.8" x 13.8")


Sheet: 37 x 50cm (14.6" x 19.7")

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Code mt247
Artist H. van Raalte
Date 1902
Dimensions 25 x 35cm
Medium Etching
Style Realism
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