This is a beautiful and very atmospheric etching by Herbert Johnson Harvey (1884 - 1928).
It is called "A Child of the Ballet" and dates to around the late 1920s.
It is pencil signed and edition numbered along the lower margin.
Etchings by Harvey are very rare as he only produced 35 etching plates in his short lifetime.
Harvey, was a succesful portrait painter, etcher, engraver, metal worker and designer.
He was born in London in 1884, and studied at The Royal Birmingham School of Art and the Royal College of Arts.
He won a travel scholarship and went to Italy to study the Old Masters.
He was principally known for his figure and interior subjects in the style and period of Rembrandt but he was also a competent painter of flowers, landscapes and still life.
Harvey was friendly with Sir Winston S. Churchill in the First World War and gave him some art instruction, he was also commissioned by him to paint a portrait of Mrs.Clementine Churchill.
He exhibited once at the Royal Academy in 1910 and frequently at The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
He also exhibited throughout the UK and the Paris salon.
He died suddenly of a heart attack in 1928 aged 44.
This attractive print and more unusual subject for the artist and shows a young dancer tying her ballet shoes - it is in excellent condition and is an extremely fine and richly inked impression.
Another impression of this print is in the Museum of Art, San Francisco.
Image size: 17.5 x 17.5 cm. Frame size is 33.5 x 31.5 cm.
My price for this hard to find and finely executed etching revival print is certainly a very fair one.
It is has a new mount and is framed in a simple black frame, all ready to hang on your wall.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
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