Artist Robert Austin: Homeward, circa 1915

Artist Robert Austin: Homeward, circa 1915

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Robert Austin:
Homeward, circa 1915

Mounted (ref: 5688)
Signed in the plate,
The original zinc etching plate, cancelled,
presented with a posthumous print taken from the plate
4 3/4 x6 1/8 in. (12 x15.5 cm)

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Horses were a favourite subject of Austin's, especially early in his career.  This original plate, the print of which is either  extremely scarce  and more likely was never editioned, is possible the very first recorded example of a etching by Austin.  The image has much in common with Austin's slightly later The Trace Horse (1921) and The Horse of Ostend, (1922), though stylistically owes more to Edmund Blampied

Other examples of original plates by Austin are in the collection of The Royal Academy, Canterbury Museum, The Hunterian in Glasgow and The Ashmoleon in Oxford.  

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