This one of three very fine etchings and drypoints currently on offer in my Iconic Edinburgh Online shop - all of them show images of heavy horses at work.
This one dates to 1922 - and is entitled: The Quarry Team.
It shows three workhorses pulling a cart with a large masonry slab, back from the Quarry. It is hard work and the carter urges the horses on with their heavy load. You can almost feel them struggling up the hill.
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.
This lovely print is in fabulous condition with nice dark lines and lots of velvety drypoint still present.
The sheet has not been laid down and the etching has been given a fresh clean mount and new frame - so that you can hang it straight on your wall.
Frame size: 36.5 x 44 cm.
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 with be Recorded Post with Royal Mail - this will cost about £10 and applied to your order at the checkout.