A lively scene at market-day in Furnes (Veurne), Belgium showing carts and stalls laden with goods, as well as the shopping public.
Etching on zinc on laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 29,1 x 28,1 cm. Image size: 20,1 x 14,9 cm.
Signed in pencil below the image. Printed in an edition of 100 copies, after which the zinc plates were destroyed. Ref: Gaunt 126.
Made by ‘Frank Brangwyn’ after own design. Sir Frank William Brangwyn (1867-1956) was an Anglo-Welsh artist, born in Bruges (Belgium). In 1874 the family moved back to the United Kingdom. Although Brangwyn received some training from his father, and later in the workshops of William Morris (where he worked 1882-1884), he was mostly autodidact with little formal training. He produced pieces in painting, water colour, but is mostly remembered as a virtuoso etcher and book illustrator.
Condition: Very good, given age. Faint ghosting (from previous matting) around the image. Pencil annotations in the lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.