HENRY WILKINSON (1921 - 2011)
'BLACK LABRADOR AND GAME BIRD'
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Drypoint coloured etching (89/200)
340 mm x 250 mm
590mm x 490mm
A signed and numbered (89/200) drypoint coloured etching of two red setters. This is a hunting scene, realism style etching, ink on paper, that has been signed by the artist and is a limited and numbered image. Nice gilt wood frame with cream detailed mount - great condition.
A Highly collected artist, Henry Wilkinson was born into an artistic family. Following his early studies at Winchester College of Art, entrance was gained to the Royal College of Art in the painting school. By hard work a place was also gained in the Engraving School under Robert Austin Royal Academy, and Malcolm Osborne M.A.M.B.E. He won various scholarships and diplomas and studied in Germany, France and Italy. After the war he was elected to the Royal Society of Painter, Etchers, & Engravers, ultimately as a Councillor. For many years he was professor of the Engraving School at the City and Guilds of London. It was only after the death of his mentor, George Vernon Stokes, in 1954 that Wilkinson began producing his limited edition drypoints of dogs and other sporting subjects. Living and working in Kent he originates, prints and finishes all aspects of his original etchings and line engravings.