Etching printed in colour by Claude Hamilton Rowbotham (1864-1949). Printed on rag paper, title at bottom left, signed at bottom right - both in pencil; framed in original frame.
Image size: 6" x 8 3/4"
Framed size: 11" x 14 1/4"
Generally very good condition, recently professionally cleaned and retored. A few light foxings remain in the borders surrounding the image, though these merely serve to give a certain charm to the whole. Colour still bright. The frame is a thin (1/4") gold with diagonally carved pattern.
According to Falmouth Art Gallery's site: 'Claude Rowbotham is famous for inventing a single plate coloured etching process, which he used with good effect to record topographical scenes throughout the country. He came to Falmouth after suffering from ill health. He was advised by doctors to move to the South of France during cold winters, but this was more than he could afford so he spent his winters in Falmouth, a place noted for its mild climate. Rowbotham died in 1949 leaving over 500 different subjects. Under the terms of his will the plates were destroyed'
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