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Signed aquatint printed on vellum.

One of the most best known of all of Sir Frank Short’s aquatint views. The atmospheric effect which Frank Short has achieved in this view from the beach at Whitby is an outstanding demonstration of the artist’s skill using the pure aquatint medium. The watercolour on which this aquatint is based is now in the British Museum. 

After printing this edition, Frank Short cut away large sections from the metal plate of this aquatint to leave one small square section which he used as an illustration for the book, Etchings and Engravings by Frank Short (published by the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1911 and subsequently by the Print Collectors’ Club, London in 1952). The small detail from this plate was used as an example of spirit grounded aquatint.

On vellum with margins.

Sunrise o'er Whitby Scaur, Frank Short - Framed Antique Print

SKU: 1049
  • Image Number: 1049
    Title: Sunrise o'er Whitby Scaur
    Artist: Frank Short
    Date: 1899
    Medium: Aquatint


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