Frank Gillett Original Pencil Signed English Fox Hunt Drypoint The Terrier Man 1925 Unmatted, Unframed


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Title: The Terrier Man
Artist: Edward Frank Gillett - (1874-1927) - English artist
Technique: Drypoint etching
Size: Image - 6-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches
Paper: Natural rag wove paper, 8-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches
Date Published: c. 1920
Edition Size: From a Limited Edition of 75. This one is No. 42.
Signed: Signed and titled in pencil by the artist
References: Works by Gillett can be found in major collections including the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London.
Condition: Very Good condition with some light age toning and a small piece missing from the lower left corner of the sheet.
Printing: A strong impression printed in black ink on natural wove paper.
Presentation: Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.

Frank Gillett was a prominent artist and illustrator during the first part of the 20th century. From 1898 to 1908 he worked for London’s Daily Graphic. After that period, he worked as an artist producing paintings and drypoint etchings. According to sources in England, Gillett only produced about 50 drypoints during his career, making his work now scarce.

Gillett was known primarily as a sporting artist, and this scene of a huntsman holding back two eager terriers is typical of the works he produced in that genre. The British Museum has an extensive collection of his art. The prominent London printseller Grosvenor Prints offers a few of his drypoints online.

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