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Arthur James Turrell
Feast Day at the Duomo, Milan
circa 1920


A large and impressive etching with drypoint and plate tone

Artist: Arthur James Turrell (1871-1940)
Title: Untitled (Feast Day at the Duomo, Milan)
Date: circa 1920
School: British, British XXth-century
Medium: etching and drypoint printed with plate tone
Dimensions: 665 x 450mm (plate), 720 x 550mm (support)
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: signed on the support in pencil lower right <<Arthur J. Turrell>>, see image below

Condition: very fine, a crisp clean impression with full margins
Description: View of a feast-day procession at the central western door of the Duomo in Milan with clerics entering on the left contrasted with vagrants in the right foreground. Arthur James Turrell became an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 1916. He specialised in architectural subjects, often church facades in France, Italy and Spain. He favoured large format prints reminiscent of Frank Brangwyn in their scale and technique.
Reference: Martin Hopkinson, ‘No Day Without a Line’: The History of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers 1880-1999, Oxford: Ashmolean Museum in association with the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, 1999, p. 63. Not represented in the British Museum’s collection. One work by Turrell is in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art