Sea Piece (after J.M.W. Turner.) 1889. Aquatint. Hardie 142. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 (sheet 14 1//8 x 10 1/2). As published in The Portfolio 19 (1889). Slightly toned; otherwise fine condition. Printed in red/ brown ink on cream wove paper mounted on mat board. Unsigned. $175.
This image is based on a small oil painting entitles 'Shipping By a Breakwater,- c. 1802, by J.M.W. Turner. Short's aquatint was published in The Portfolio 19 (1889). Short thought Sea Piece to be unusual since it was done in aquatint, but hadthe qiality of a mezzotint. It was actually started in softground etching, then spirit ground aquatint, then some hand working with a punch and then the plate was run through the press in contact with coarse sand paper.
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