John Knox's House, Edinburgh
David Young Cameron (1865-1945)
Etching and drypoint,1905, Rinder368 ii/ii, 218 x 163 mm. A fine impression with plate tone and burr on laid paper with full margins and signed in pencil (a pale line of discoloration at the old mat opening). Before the stock market crash of 1929, Cameron, who also painted, was one of the most internationally acclaimed (and expensive) of etchers. Times have changed, and tastes, and today he is among the most sadly forgotten artists. Nevertheless, his skill and his vision are there for those who choose to see them. Famous particularly for his Scottish landscapes, he was equally adept at architectural subjects. John Knox (ca. 1514-1572), whose house is depicted here, was the founder of the Scottish Presbyterian Church, so the image has religious and historical interest as well. We have a few other Cameron etchings, including some of the best Scottish landscapes. Please inquire by email.