This one of three very fine etchings and drypoints currently on offer in my Iconic Edinburgh Online store - all of them show images of heavy horses at work.
This one is entitled: Harrowing.
Dimensions: image 14 x 24.5 cm. Frame size: 30 x 37 cm
It is a farming scene and shows a pair of heavy farm horses attached to a harrow. A young boy is seen to the front holding a little whip and guiding the horses in the correct direction - and to the back an older woman - probably his mother, checking that the harrow is running correctly.
You can certainly see Soper's love of horses in his artworks - they are often sketched from life and on the spot. His depiction of working horses is perhaps the most complete and accomplished record of the life of these heavy horses ever made.
George Soper was an expert printmaker and conservationist. He gained most recognition during his lifetime as an etcher, and later as a wood engraver. Over a career spanning three decades, he produced more than 500 fine prints.
Both the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, include examples of his etchings in their collections.
The sheet has not been laid down (as photographed) and the etching has before sale been given a fresh clean mount and new frame - so that you can hang it straight on your wall.
There are no condition issues with the etching - and as nice an impression as you might hope to find.
A fair asking price for this nicely presented pencil-signed fine-art impression.
UK postage will cost £10 for Royal Mail Recorded Post - this will be applied to your order at the checkout.