Etchings, mezzotints & aquatints
Priddey, James. ROAD TO THE ISLES
JAMES PRIDDEY RBSA,BWS,1916-1980
Born Handsworth, Birmingham. He studied at Moseley School of Art and at Birmingham College of Art (the world famous Margaret St.). Mr. Priddey exhibited widely including at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal West of England Academy, Society of Graphic Art, and at the Paris Salon where he received a silver medal in 1949. He lived and worked in Harborne, Birmingham. He died just before Christmas in 1980.
Here is an original aquatint with coloured inks, signed and titled in pencil
"ROAD TO THE ISLES"
It is not dated but we think it an early Priddey and therefore around 70 years old. no foxing or other blemishes and is now remounted using museum quality board, so to last another 70 to 100 years. It has a 'Warwick Galleries, Artists Proof' blind stamp lower right. This magnificent piece is quite big for a Priddey and measures 325 x 400mm.
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