This is a very rare early etching by the celebrated Scottish Artist, James McIntosh Patrick (1907 - 1998).
He was born in Dundee and studied painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1924 to 1928.
McIntosh Patrick started etching in the 1920s and made a good living from his prints at the height of the Etching Revival. However, the collapse of the market in the 1930s made him turn his attention to painting in watercolour and oil. He is generally recognized as Scotland's foremost landscape painter of the 20th century.
This charming little etching and drypoint by him is a scene in Bruges in Belgium and was made on one of his trips to Europe whilst studying at college. His works at this time were detailed townscapes and landscape panoramas.
McIntosh Patrick received many awards including the Guthrie Prize and was elected a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1957. He was appointed OBE in the 1997 Birthday Honours. His work is in many prestigious international collections, and there is a large archive relating to his work in the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
This exquisite work is signed in pencil and dated 1926, as photographed (bottom right) and inscribed with the title, bottom left.
It is in excellent condition and has a new fresh museum quality, acid-free window mount.
It is being sold unframed.
Given the excellent quality of this very hard to source etching - my asking price is certainly a very fair one.
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