Cleaning the Plough by Ernest Herbert Whydale

Cleaning the Plough by Ernest Herbert Whydale

Cleaning the Plough

Ernest Herbert Whydale

Title

Cleaning the Plough

 
Artist

Ernest Herbert Whydale

  1886 - 1952
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
4 3/8 x 6 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
proof, edition not stated 
Annotations
'From Herbert Whydale' and titled on old support sheetby Brochner 
Reference
from the Georg Brochner collection 
Paper
cream laid 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
4275 
Price
SOLD
Description

From the collection of Danish critic and author Georg Bröchner, who wrote for the British art magazine "The Studio" in the early 20th century.

Ernest Herbert Whydale was born in 1886, and he was an exception British painter and etcher. He studied art in both Birmingham and St. Leonards. He created his first etching in 1913 and continued through the 1930's. Whydale exhibited his paintings and etchings with both the Royal Acadmy and the Royal Engravers.

Whydale's art focused primarily on rural life. Scenes of ploughing, carting, farming, country markets and fairs figure prominently in his work. Whydale captured the disappearing English countryside especially in his etchings.