Friday, May 14, 2021

Frank Short (1857-1945)


Frank Short, Ebb Tide, Putney Bridge, mezzotint, 1885

Frank Short (1857 - 1945) was a British printmaker and translator engraver.


He worked in the painstaking media of wood engraving, mezzotint and drypoint.


According to Wikipedia: "He was a keen student of the works of JMW Turner; and his etchings and mezzotints from Turner's Liber Studiorum (1885 seq.), examples of painstaking devotion and skill, were among his earliest successes, combining sympathetic study of the originals with a full knowledge of the resources of engraving and unwearied patience. Short received praise, constant advice and encouragement from John Ruskin." 
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Short's Sussex: Prints and Sketches by Sir Frank Short RA (1857-1945)

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