Shipping at the Entrance to the Medway, No. 2, after J. M. W. Turner
Sir Frank Short (1857-1945) after J. M. W. Turner
Soft-ground etching and mezzotint, 1896, 236 x 309 mm., Hardie 44 published state. Fine impression in brown on textured wove paper with large, full margins, signed in pencil. Short’s first attempt at this subject was abandoned after a few trial proofs were made and he was far happier with this second version. The mezzotint successfully captures the movement of the water and the flecks of foam as well as the clouds in the wind-blown sky. There is none of the rigid quality of so many early mezzotints. Short was probably the greatest master of intaglio techniques of his time, consulted by many of his contemporaries including even Whistler. A major part of his work was producing mezzotints after drawings from Turner's Liber Studiorum that Turner himself had not done and he was immensely successful at this. We have many other prints by Short in our inventory, both mezzotints and etchings. E-mail us to inquire.