This very beautiful, framed, aquatint etching is by listed artist, Rene Raffray (1896 - 1975), and was created in the 1930's. It is signed by the artist and labelled, Sur La Canche (On the Canche)..
The Canche is a river that flow from the plateau of the southern Boulonnais and Picardy into the English Channel. Forming an alluvial valley from 1 to 2 kilometres wide, the Canche is a verdant landscape of calm waters, marshes, meadows and small woods. The river has a meandering course easily viewed in this lovely etching.
The framed work measures 13 1/2" by 11 1/2". The exposed etching measures 8 1/2" by 6 3/4".
Condition: Mint condition with no foxing or stains to the etching. The paper backing of the frame shows age (see photo).
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