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"The Wheelwright"

Artist STANLEY ARTHUR CHARLES ANDERSON (1884-1966)
Item Medium Line Engraving
Dates 1939
Dimensions 20.50 cm high   16.20 cm wide  
Country of origin uk
Condition Perfect. Full margins. Not laid down. Offered unmounted and unframed.
Signed signed
Description Original line engraving printed in black on laid paper.
Inscribed lower right in pencil '1st trial state (2 prints). Signed in pencil below the plate and inscribed with title.

An exceptionally rare trial state of which only two impressions were taken. The principal differences from the final edition of 50 are:
1) The chicken at right has not been completed.
2) A round tool which appears in the final state has been omitted at the lower left.
3) The written inscription in the plate below the artist's monogram has not been inserted.
(Image of Final State included for comparison)
Provenance From the collection of the artist's American friend Alvin Rolfs who he had met during the war. Sold now on behalf of a Sussex family who have owned it since 1993.
Exhibitions The finished plate was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1939 and became his Diploma Work on his election to full membership of the Academy in 1941.
Exhibitions The finished plate was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1939 and became his Diploma Work on his election to full membership of the Academy in 1941.
Price gbp 1200.00 (Pound Sterling)