Henry George Walker, 1876-1932, was born in the Birchfield district of Birmingham, England, and attended Birmingham Municipal School of Art between 1897 and 1901. He owned his own design studio in 1907 and was successful as an etcher and produced many polychrome and monochrome etchings in the early 1920s until the etching fad receded during the Depression. In the late 1920s, he began to concentrate on pen and ink. This particular etching of Loch Lomond is in excellent condition and has all the original information on the back.
Loch Lomond is the largest inland freshwater loch by surface area in Great Britain and is situated in a fault between the Scottish lowlands and highlands. The magnificent view makes one yearn for that peaceful and tranquil place. The image is 11" by 8", a typical range for Walker's work. It features a town, lake and mountains in the background, a small figure of a shepherd in the foreground with his sheep alongside. Also on the back, a typed label says this etching is a strictly limited edition of artist's signed proofs in color and an original etching. It also states that Henry G. Walker is a member of the faculty of the Arts. The framed size is 19 x 14.5". The back of the frame is enclosed in board. The deep groove of the metal plate used to produce it, is apparent under the glass. Signature is in pencil.
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