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Edmund Blampied
Crossing the Stream


Rich and velvety drypoint

Artist: Edmund Blampied (1886-1966)
Title: Crossing the Stream (also known as Fording a Stream or Crossing the Ford )
Date: 1933-4
School: British, British XXth-century
Medium: drypoint
Dimensions: 173 x 226mm (plate), 270 x 343mm (sheet)
Watermark: none

Inscriptions/marks: Signed in the plate lower left <<BLAMPIED>>, signed and editioned on the image in ink <<18/100        E. Blampied>>, inscribed in Harold Wright’s hand in pencil lower border <<Crossing the stream>> with Colnaghi stock number in pencil <<A57522>>. Harold Wright was responsible for buying and selling modern prints at the Bond Street art dealership, P.&D. Colnaghi & Co (Colnaghi’s) in London. On Wright as a dealer see my article, ‘Impressions of a Print Dealer. Harold Wright (1885-1961) and the Etching Boom’, Print Quarterly, v. 35, n. 3, 2018, pp. 270-279.
Condition: fine condition, printed on laid paper
Description: Two figures in a horse-drawn cart crossing a stream preceded by a figure seated side-saddle on a horse
Reference: Arnold, Jean, John Appleby. A catalogue raisonné of etchings, drypoints & lithographs of Edmund Blampied (Jersey, England: J.A.B. Publishing, 1996), 170
Provenance: Dunbar Sloane, Wellington, 2022