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Saturday 21 October 2023

David Young Cameron’s drypoint and etching, “Isles, Loch Maree”, 1923

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

“Isles, Loch Maree” (as titled in pencil by the artist in margin) (aka “Isles of Loch Maree”), 1923.

In the catalogue raisonné of Cameron’s etchings, Frank Rinder (1932) advises that the edition size of this print is “about 50 impressions” (p. 289). Based on the richness of the drypoint burr and the clarity of details portrayed in the left foreground, I believe that this is an earlier impression—compare this impression with the reproduced copy of the same state offered by Rinder (1932), p. 288 (see]).

Drypoint and etching with plate tone on laid paper watermarked (crown, horn in shield and lettered “GR” [see WA Churchilll p. CCLVIII]), with small margins around the platemark, pencil-signed by the artist and in the plate.

Size: (sheet) 21.4 x 36.8 cm; (plate/image borderline) 17.4 x 35.2 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (lower right) “D. Y. Cameron.”; inscribed in pencil with the artist’s signature below the image borderline at right.

Sate iv (of v)

Rinder 469 (Frank Rinder 1912 [sup.1932], “D.Y. Cameron”, Glasgow, Jackson, Wylie & Company, cat. no. 469.IV).

Condition: a strong and near faultless impression in an excellent condition hinged to an old window mount.

I am selling this drypoint and etching of great elegance and vision showing strips of islands in the world heritage protected Loch Maree in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, for AU$698 in total (currently US$466.54/EUR322.13/GBP371.59 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 rare drypoint by key artist in the Etching Revival—an important movement in printmaking where the influence of Rembrandt reached its zenith with such attributes (as seen here) with the use of plate tone, retroussage and expressive line, but ended six years after the execution of this print (1923) with the Wall Street crash (1929) when the market for collecting of pints came to an abrupt close—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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