Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE RA (1901-1979) The Mowing Machine, 1928, signed in pencil bottom right, inscribed 'To Mr and Mrs F.J. Wonnacott, Christmas 1930' bottom left, etching, measurements 16.3 x 23.8 cm (PL), frame 40 x 46 cm
Notes: Mr and Mrs Wonnacott were Tunnicliffe's mother and father in-law. Illustrated in Meyrick R. & Heuser, H. 2017, Charles Tunnicliffe Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne, Royal Academy of Arts, London, p.90
Provenance: consigned from a significant private collection of wildlife art
Sold for £380
The etching is a work on paper, framed under glazing- not examined external to the frame. It has full margins and a clearly defined platemark. The sheet appears in good condition with no obvious evidence for any rips, creasing or folds. The surface shows some ageing to the paper (slight browning) comensurate with age, the surface appears stable and does not suggest deterioration. The ink is well preserved and clear. The frame is in good condition with solid joints
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