Original signed etching 1926 (Ed: no 29/75)
Size 22″x 18″
This etching shows a crew at work on a sailing ship. A scene often depicted by Briscoe.
Briscoe was a marine painter and etcher. He studied at The Slade School of Art and was elected to the Royal Soc of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1933 and the Royal Inst of Painters in Water Colours (RI) in 1934. He exhibited many times at the Royal Academy.
Briscoe pictures are often accepted as some of the best marine art of the last century. His powerful works reflect both his skill and understanding of his subject.
AA Hurst: p127