Catherine Maude Nichols Drypoint Etching from the late 1800s
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Here we have a drypoint etching by Norwich artist Catherine Maude Nichols (1848 - 1923). The untitled piece is pencil signed "C.M. Nichols, R.E." in the lower right corner. The dark tone of this serene scene makes for a great recipe.
The authentic English engraving was found a large lot of drawings and prints by other Norwich pieces from the 1800s, including John Sell Cotman.
Here is a brief biography found at the website for the Cornwall Artists Index:
"Nicholls was a painter and etcher born on 6 October 1847, Norwich, Norfolk. Bednar has noted that she exhibited an etching with a Newlyn title, as early as 1880, Pilchard Boats, Newlyn. This is before the bulk of the artists making up the Newlyn colony had arrived. Her major subject matter for paintings and etchings was the countryside around Norwich (rustic scenes), the town itself and also the Norfolk Broads. She died after an active exhibiting life at age 76 in Norwich, on 30 January, 1923."
The rare British print measures 7 1/2" x 10". The visual measures 4 1/2" x 7". There is a slight indentation in the lower mid-left of the image (see pic). The edges are experiencing scuffs and reverse shows evidence of discoloration from age. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship to the continental USA only. The antique artwork will be shipped in an acid free sleeve. Free shipping on the etching.
This one has a great look to it,and a ton of history to boot. Don't miss out.