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Robert Austin (1895-1973):
Framed (ref: 8787)
Signed with initials in the plate, inscribed in pencil To Ms Dunbar from Robert Sergent Austin, July 1932
Etching8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (22.3 x 29.7 cm)
Provenance: From the personal collection of Eveyln Dunbar
One of Austin's most sought-after etchings, published by the Twenty-One Gallery in 1929, in an edition of 75 (Campbell Dodgson 86), this unique artist's proof was given to Evelyn Dunbar, whilst a student at the Royal College of Art by her tutor Robert Austin.
The deer were modeled after those he saw in Rome at the zoo in the Borghese Gardens.