Robert Austin (1895-1973):
Women in Church (1924)
Framed (ref: 1603)
The original etching plate, copper plate: 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. (14.5 x 11.8 cm.)
Women in Church was one of the earliest line engravings completed by Austin during his tenureship at the British School in Rome (1922-25). Austin was one of the greatest exponents of line engraving - Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, who compiled the standard reference work on Austin, compared him to Albrecht Dürer, noting that Austin had ‘more than a touch of that master in him’ (Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930).