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Robert Austin (1895-1973):
Alice Lush, 1928
Unmounted (ref: 5544)
13.5 x 10.4 in. (34.2 x 26.5 cm)
Provenance: the artist’s family
Literature: Campbell Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930, no 80; Gordon Cooke, Drawings and Prints by Robert Austin, exh. cat.,The Fine Art Society, London, 2001
A limited edition has been printed posthumously from the canceled plate on GUARRO Superalfa (250 gm²).
Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, who compiled the standard reference work on Austin, compared him to Albrecht Dürer, noting that Austin had ‘more than a touch of that master in him’ (Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930).
Alice Lush was originally produced in an edition of 78