This is a fine etching dating to the early part of the 20th Century.
It shows a view of old Portsburgh Square which is located to the west of the Grassmarket in Edinburgh, The scene shows the deck-access tenements which were built as model houses in 1900. So this print must date from just after this time - on stylistic basis - probably about the 1920s. The view shows Edinburgh Castle in the background and in the distance is St Cuthbert's Church and that of St John.
It is very carefully delineated image and all the details of the buildings are set out for your inspection.
Dimensions: Frame size is 49.5 x 35 cm. Image size is 36 x 25 cm
The etching is In good vintage condition with a new window mount and simple black frame. There has been a repaired tear to the sheet in the bottom left-hand corner. This is not visible when the print is viewed - but the restored area - can be seen when the print is taken out of its frame. It is a stable repair - and since the etching has been recently re-framed - you might never remove the work from its frame in the future.
It is a very rare viewpoint - and not many early 20th century views of the West Port area survive. The etching is unsigned - which is surprising as it must have been made by a very competent printmaker. Perhaps by a student studying art up at the Edinburgh College of Art - which overlooks the West Port. The work is very reminiscent of the work of the Scottish printmaker, William Wilson
The price takes into consideration it new frame and the restoration to the tear on the sheet.
UK posting only, Sent with Parcelforce48 - it will be about £10 to post to you. Of course, for more local interest - we could happily delivery to you for free.