Barques a Bruges by Frank Brangwyn

Barques a Bruges by Frank Brangwyn

Barques a Bruges

Frank Brangwyn

Title

Barques a Bruges

 
Artist

Frank Brangwyn

  1867 - 1956 (biography)
Year
1906  
Technique
zinc plate etching 
Image Size
13 7/8 x 14 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; initialled in plate, lower right 
Edition Size
100 
Annotations
initialed in the plate in lower right 
Reference
Gaunt 60, Saint Mary's College cat. no. 11 
Paper
ivory laid with partial watermark VA 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
CAAL196 
Price
$850.00 
Description

"Barques a Bruges" (Barges, Bruge) is Brangwyn's 60th etching (he did over 330 images), done in 1906. The barge is drawn up against a primitive corn elevator at a dock on a canal in Bruges, Belgium. The artist used a little brown in the ink to give the composition a warmth. He did the large work (for the time) on a zinc plate. The subject was etched on the spot.

This work is from the estate of the collector, Roger Epperson. It was exhibited in the 2012 tribute exhibition "The Nature of Collecting. The Early 20th Century Fine Art Collection of Roger Epperson" mounted at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art.