This is a very beautiful original etching by the celebrated Scottish artist, Ian Strang (1886-1952).
The image shows the magnificent bridge fording the valley at Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain.
Ian Strang was the eldest son of William Strang, the internationally known etcher. He specialised in topographical subjects.
He studied at the Slade School of Art from 1902 until 1906 and then at the Académie Julian in Paris, 1906–8.
It is an original impression made in the early 20th century - and NOT one of the later re-strikes taken from his copper etching plate.
The early impressions pulled by Strang have much more atmosphere with rich plate tones with tones and shadows caused by the ink left on the plate and velvety drypoint lines made by the burr on the copper.
As you can see - this impression has been signed by the artist and is dated 1913 (an early date).
It is surely one of his finest etchings. The details are all crisp and well-delineated and made before any disintegration has occurred to the etching plate.
The Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. The construction of the bridge (the one that stands today) was started in 1759 and took 34 years to build.
The impression on offer here is in fine antique condition and is all signed and ready to hang on your wall.
Image size: 35 x 23. Frame size: 54 x 44 cm.
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.
Postage for the framed work is quoted for Parcelforce48 in the UK.
I could possibly send internationally but would have to remove the glass from the frame in order to do this.