Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946)
Haycarts The rare drypoint, c.1924, a good impression, on wove, signed in pencil, with margins, 280 x 447mm (11 x 17 1/2in)
Nevinson first exhibited his 'new' landscape images at the Leicester Galleries in 1923. Paul Konody, a leading critic of the time, "affirmed that the exhibition had bestowed upon Nevinson 'a definite position among the leading figures in Modern Grahpic Art'. Konody was equally taken, as were a number of other critics, with Nevinson's first attempts at pure landscape etchings, writing that such images would come as a surprise to those who assumed Nevinson was incapable of appreciating the charm of rural life. In these plates he makes the etched line express a spaciousness, airiness and breeziness that are as a rule reserved for the experienced landscape painter's brush. They suggest physical well-being and happy communion with nature."
Michael J. K. Walsh, ed., A dilemma of English Modernism; Visual and Verbal Politics in the life and work of C.R.W Nevinson (1889-1946), (New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 2007), 126.