"Wet Sands" Original Drypoint Etching by Eileen Alice Soper, 1921
An original signed drypoint etching on wove paper by English artist Eileen Alice Soper (1905-1990) titled "Wet Sands", 1921. Hand pencil signed by Soper lower right. Possesses blind stamp lower right. on sheet. This etching was from Soper's first exhibit which was at the Royal Academy of Arts; she was only 16 years old. This etching is very rare. Sheet size: 9.25" x 11.5". Image size: 6" x 8". Mint condition.
Eileen Alice Soper (1905-1990) was an etcher and illustrator of children's and wildlife books. She was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts summer exhibition in 1921 at only sixteen. Childhood was to be the main theme of her charming etchings. Soper's last etched works were produced at the beginning of the 1930’s, after which she turned to illustrating books, amongst them those of Enid Blyton. She was a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and was elected a member of the Royal Societiy of Miniatures Paintsrs, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) in 1972.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 9¼ in | WIDTH: 11½ in
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