Albany E Howarth (1872-1936)
Etching and drypoint
Sheet dimensions: 32.2 x 44.5 cms
Plate dimensions: 25.2 x 34.5 cms
The image has some staining approximately one third down from the top. Signed in pencil Albany E Howarth, lower right margin. Titled in the plate, lower left. The support in sound condition.
According to the Albany E Howarth website , this image is one of a series of 6 Scottish subjects printed at the Charles Welch Studios. Three prints from the series are with Lloyd Ellis, including The Dochart at Killin and King’s College, Aberdeen, in addition to Craigmillar Castle.
Howarth trained as a commercial draughtsman and was a watercolourist as well as printmaker. It is, however, his command of the intaglio process, ranging from a subtle delicacy to a rich, deep drypoint line, which marks him out as a significant figure in the etching revival of the early 20th century.