Artist Robert Austin: Boy and Calf, 1927

Artist Robert Austin (1895-1973): Boy and Calf, 1927

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Robert Austin (1895-1973):
Boy and Calf, 1927
Unmounted (ref: 3030)

Etching and drypoint, printed from the cancelled plate

Plate: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (12 x 14.8 cm.), Paper: 8 1/4 x 9 in. (21 x 23 cm.)

See all works by Robert Austin etching plate print animals children farms/domestic animals life drawing painted en plein air work

Boy and Calf. 1927, an etching and drypoint. (Dodgson 68), was originally published in a an edition 30  by the Twenty-One Gallery for 3 1/2 guineas.

It is generally acknowledged that Austin was one of the greatest exponents of  ngraving of the Twentieth century. Campbell Dodgson, keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, who compiled the standard reference work on Austins' work, compared his work to that of Durer noting that Austin had 'more than a touch of that master in him' (Robert Austin, Twenty-One, 1930 Gallery).