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Nelson Dawson Sc et Imp - Soft Ground Etching Reserve Proof

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Nelson Dawson Sc et Imp - Etching pencil signed and inscribed reserve proof. Also says: "The Month g the Messay" No idea what that means. On watermarked laid. Early 20th century. In excellent condition. They have been stored in a portfolio, and as a result they are pristine.
From a collection of Dawson etchings we acquired. For our full collection click here These are all good strikes and technically excellent. All are monogrammed N.D. in the plate. Nelson Ethelred Dawson (1859-1941) was an English artist and member of the Arts and Crafts movement. Dawson was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire and educated at Stamford School. He moved to London, where he operated his workshop first from Chelsea and in due course from the rear of his townhouse in Chiswick.
He exhibited his art throughout England including at the Royal Academy and was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Engravers. As a potter, watercolour painter, jeweller, silversmith, metalworker, etcher, print-maker and writer on artistic subjects, his reputation has probably suffered because he spread his talents too thinly. Nevertheless, both the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum hold collections of his work and papers.
He married Edith Robinson in 1893 and together with his wife, he was one of the key figures in the jewellery of the Arts and Crafts movement. Edith learned enamelling from her husband who had been taught by Alexander Fisher, a master enameller who in turn had learned his craft in France. Together, they revived the Renaissance practice of enamelling in their jewellery. The bronze organ grill in Holy Trinity church, Sloane Street, Chelsea (described by Poet Laureate, John Betjeman as the "Cathedral of the Arts & Crafts Movement") is Dawson?s work and it takes its place beside treasures by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.
Other commissions included a trowel and mallet and trowel used by Queen Victoria in her last public appearance, laying the foundation stone of the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1899, the casket presented to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on his visit to England en route to the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 lavish bath fittings for Viscount Hambleden in copper and silver, and the gates of Hull Guildhall.
Size: 12 x 17cm (4.7" x 6.7")
Sheet: 19 x 28cm (7.5" x 11")
Plate: 12 x 17cm (4.7" x 6.7")
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Code ga3
Artist Nelson Dawson Sc et Imp
Dimensions 12 x 17cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
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