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The Dawn Wind, aquatint, from a published edition of 45, signed and titled in pencil. Charles Henry Baskett (1852-1953) was major twentieth century British aquatint engraver and etcher. He  studied studied art under his father, C. E. Baskett, a well known Essex painter and etcher, then the  Colchester School of Art and  the Lambeth School of Art. He then studied under Frank Mura.  


Baskett's first published etchings and aquatints date from shortly after the turn of the century and he became  best known for his English coastal landscapes, and marine and river scenes exhibiting at the Royal Academy between 1910 and 1930. All of Charles Henry Baskett's original etchings and aquatints were published in London by Lefevre Gallery, always in an edition of 75. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1897-1928 but he also exhibited widely elsewhere, including,  the Royal Society of Etchers and Engravers, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Fine Art Society; Cooling Galleries; Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy, signing his work 'CHB'. Some of his work was reproduced in 'Print Collectors Quarterly'. Lott & Gerrish Ltd., Marlborough held an exhibition 'The Aquatints of C H Baskett' in 1985. His work is held in the Liverpool and the Manchester City Art Galleries.

The Dawn Wind, Charles Henry Baskett - Framed Antique Print

  • Image Number: 1230
    Title: Dawn Wind
    Artist: Charles Henry Baskett (1872-1953)

    Engraver: Charles Henry Baskett

    Medium: Mezzotint and Aquatint

    Framed size (h x w): 50.7x66.6

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