Sir Charles Holroyd RE (1861-1917)
'Nymphs by the Sea' (1905)
Etching with drypoint
Signed in pencil bottom right, and titled in pencil in bottom left margin
On tissue thin chine paper
Plate size: 17cm X 30cm (approx.), sheet size: 23cm X 36cm (approx.), in cream coloured mount: 35.5cm X 46.5cm (approx.)
Image surface excellent. Some time toning to edges of margins, well outside the image area. Generally in very good condition.
By no means a regular Symbolist in his subject matter, Sir Charles Holroyd did nevertheless sometimes enter into the Symbolist territory in his romantic, mythologically based subjects. This superb arcadian image from 1905 is such a work.
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