R. Cresswell Boak ARCA Etching
Hand tinted etching by R. Cresswell Boak ARCA (Irish 1875-1949)
Signed and titled in pencil "Isles of Scilly from Golf Links St. Mary's"
Robert Cresswell Boak was a landscape/portrait painter and etcher born in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Robert was educated at the Londonderry School of Art and the Royal College of Art and then went off to Paris and Rome. He the turned to teaching art for a short well in Portsmouth and Southsea, Hampshire before making the decision to devote all of his time to his own work.
Boak showed twenty-seven works at the Royal Cambrian Society as well as at the Royal Hibernian Academy and in 1927 he became a member of the Belfast Art Society. He then married Margaret Cooper who was an artist and a writer from Belfast. During his time in Belfast he produced a number of etchings of the province and historic buildings. In 1932, they left Belfast before the Second World War and settled in London where he died in 1949.
Condition: Etching in good condition. Mount shows signs of staining and marks particularly to both lower corners. Inside glass could do with cleaning.
Sealed in original backing and with framers label 'W.F. Gadsby Ltd. Leicester'
Frame size: 54.5 cm x 40 cm
Image size: 35.5 cm x 15 cm