This is a fine original pencil signed etching by Hedley Fitton (1859 - 1929)
It is from a limited edition of only 100 impressions. It is signed in pencil lower right.
Hedley Fitton was born in 1859 in Manchester, England. During the early part of his life, he worked as an editor and illustrator for The Daily Chronicle in his hometown of Manchester.
He specialized in architectural etchings and these were always full of meticulous attention to detail. The subjects are crumbling buildings, historic street scenes, and iconic buildings - his subjects are found in London, Florence, Edinburgh, and Paris.
This fine and very atmospheric etching is of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy.
The bridge is shown enveloped in shadows to the right-hand side of the composition - and the dark tones are all carefully worked up with rich velvety drypoint lines. The bridge is one of the most picturesque in the city, It dates to the Medieval era and is an ancient stone segmented arched bridge over the River Arno. I love how the artist has shown the crumbling architecture of the nearby buildings drenched in Italian sunlight - as a dramatic contrast to the shadows of the bridge.
The print is not a reproduction - but a genuine 112-year-old etching by Fitton. It is sold in a simple black frame and is nicely presented and could be hung straight on your wall.
Dimensions: Frame Size is 49.5 x 52 cm. Image Size is 28 x 32.5 cm.
A fair price for this special and sought-after Italian view by Fitton - a fabulous printmaker who hardly ever made a bad print!
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