|Artist||Alfred Hugh Fisher|
|Dimensions||Image and Plate 250 x 150 mm, Sheet 350 x 238 mm|
First working proof, signed by artist.
A view of the exterior of Winchester College, a public boarding school for boys, located in Hampshire. The school was founded over 600 years ago, in 1382, and has "Manners Maketh Man" as their motto.
Alfred Hugh Fisher (1867-1945) was a British painter, etcher, illustrator and writer. Born in London, Fisher worked in an office for nine years before training as an artist. As a student in Paris, he was trained by Laurents and Constant. In 1907 he was chosen by the Visual Instruction Committee to illustrate lecture materials about the Empire for use in British schools. This appointment allowed him to travel extensively around Europe, Australasia, East Asia, South Africa and Canada. He eventually settled in Amberley, Sussex. Between 1887 and 1937, Fisher exhibited over 100 of his etched works at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. He dedicated a number of his etchings to Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum between 1912 and 1932.
Fisher, Alfred Hugh, Catalogue of Etchings and Drypoint by A. Hugh Fisher, 1927, 123.I
Condition: Previous artist signature to bottom right rubbed and replaced by one on the left. Fine impression with wide margins.