James MacIntyre was an Ayrshire-born artist who is best know as a skilled and sensitive etcher.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, and elsewhere.
MacIntyre specialised in making detailed studies of Glasgow artchitecture and cityscapes.
This is a fine etching by MacIntyre dates to the 1920s - and it shows the entrance to the Queen's Dock in Glasgow. It is meticulous in its detail - and I have taken lots of images so that you can assess the quality and beautiful draughtsmanship for yourself.
The print dates to the Etching Revival in the 1930s - when there was a mania for etchings and a very buoyant market with good quality etchings fetching record prices.
The Queen's Dock, originally known as Stobcross Dock, was built from 1872 and opened by Queen Victoria in 1877. It provided two basins, a hydraulic swing bridge, coaling cranes and brick transit sheds. A decline in river traffic from the 1950s resulted in the closure of the dock in 1969.
The scene is certainly very different today - and is the site of the Scottish Exhibition Centre - the famous Armadillo and the Hydro Arena.
This is a beautiful antique etching - signed in pencil by the artist. It is in lovely condition with no issues. It has been remounted and re-framed for sale - and you would be able to hang it straight on your wall.
Dimensions: Frame size is 33 c 40 cm. The image size is 20 x 30 cm.
A nice piece of history documenting Glasgow's industrial past when it was known as the Second City of the Empire.