Frederick Austin (1902-1990):
Decorating the Font, 1946
Passe-partout (ref: 10316)
Signed and dated in the plate
Etching, the original copper plate
Framed: 12 ½ x 10 in. (31.5 x 25 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Private collection
Winning the Prix de Rome for engraving in 1927 Austin followed in the footsteps of
his better known brother the engraver Robert Sergent Austin, (winner of the Prix de Rome in 1922).
In order to establish a separate identity he called himself Austin Frederick.