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Sir Francis Job "Frank" Short RA PPRE (19 June 1857 – 22 April 1945) was a British printmaker and teacher of printmaking. He revived the practices of mezzotint and pure aquatint, while expanding the expressive power of line in drypoint, etching and engraving. Short also wrote about printmaking to educate a wider public and was President of the Royal Society of Painter Etcher & Engavers (now styled the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers) from 1910 to 1938. 


At the end of the nineteent and beginning of the twentieth centuris Frank Short undertook the project of creating a new set of prints from J. M. W. Turner's original plates for a publication called Liber Studiorum. This print one of those produced though the work as a whole was never published. The work  is a collection of prints by Turner produced between 1807 to 1819. Turner created the etchings for the prints, which were worked in mezzotint by his collaborating engravers.The original models for the printmakers to follow were mainly in sepia watercolour, sometimes with elements in pencil and other media, and are now in Tate Britain as part of the Turner Bequest. 

For an interesting account of Frank Short's motivation for undertaking a new set of prints from the original  plates of Turner's Liber Studiorum  see the catalogue entry in on the Tate website:



The temple of Jupiter in the island of Aegina, Frank Short - Antique Print

SKU: 1231
  • Image Number: 1231
    Title: The temple of Jupiter in the island of AeginaDate: 1804

    Artist: Frank Short

    Date: 1920

    Medium: Etching and Mezzotint

    Publisher: Framed size (h x w): 

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