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Monday 15 April 2024

David Young Cameron, “Lake of Menteith No. 2”, 1929

David Young Cameron (aka Sir David Young Cameron RA RSA RE) (1865–1945)—one of the leading practitioners of the Etching Revival

“Lake of Menteith No. 2”, 1929, published in Stirling in 1930 by Eneas Mackay (fl.c.1899–1940) as the frontispiece to Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham’s (1852–1936) “The District of Menteith” in the “Edition de Luxe” of 250 signed impressions. I understand that the plate was cancelled after this edition.

Etching and drypoint with pale plate-tone on fine buff-coloured laid paper with Charles I watermark, signed in pencil by the artist.

Size: (sheet) 19.6 x 22.5 cm; (platemark) 11.2 x 17.4 cm.

Inscribed in plate at lower left corner: “DYC”.

State iii (of iii)

Rinder 482 (Frank Rinder 1912 [sup.1932], “D.Y. Cameron: An Illustrated Catalogue of His Etched Work”, Glasgow, Jackson, Wylie & Company, p. 302, cat. no. 482, state III []).

Frank Rinder (1932) offers the following poetic comment from Cunninghame Graham regarding the portrayed scene: “The Isle of Rest still seems to float upon the Lake.... The monks who built the long grey church sleep all forgotten, unconscious that they wove the spell that still enchants the Island and the Lake” (p. 302).

See also the description of this print offered by the National Galleries of Scotland:  

Condition: a strong and near faultless impression. Beyond pale spot glue marks verso the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or signs of handling.

I am selling this small and exquisitely luminous etching—a print that I would describe as a true “printmaker’s print” as the subtlety of the craftsmanship and sense of aesthetic beauty is (to my eyes) superb—for AU556 in total (currently US$358.06/EUR336.97/GBP287.82 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this insightfully considered etching by key artist in the Etching Revival, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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