Percy Robertson A.R.E (1868-1934) Signed Original Etching, Old Church Bonchurch
DescriptionThis nostalgic depiction of the Old Church in Bonchurch, Isle of Wight is typical of Robertson's detailed style. Unusually this etching is printed in sepia and signed in pencil within the plate line. Inscribed 'Bonchurch - I. of W.' to the lower left of the page. On wove.
Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and light surface scuffing to the edges of the page. There is also creasing to the upper corners of the page.
24.8 x 17cm (9.8" x 6.7")Sheet: 40 x 28.5cm (15.7" x 11.2") Plate: 28.6 x 21.2cm (11.3" x 8.3")
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Painter and printmaker born in Bellagio, Italy, Percy Robertson was the son of an accomplished painter and engraver Charles Robertson, (1844-1891). Educated at Charterhouse, Percy Robertson was a talented watercolour landscape painter and very capable etcher being elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers in 1908. It was about this time that he executed a series of approximately 200 views of the Thames from Oxford to Kingston on Thames. Robertson exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and at the RE who elected him an Associate in 1887 and a Member in 1908. He was also a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle and at the Ipswich Art Club, 1895-1905. Three of his works were displayed at the Centenary Exhibition in 1974. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio has examples of his etchings.
Bonchurch, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, PO38 1NS
|Artist||Percy Robertson A.R.E (1868-1934)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||24.8 x 17cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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