Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Robert Austin: San Domenico Perugia, 1925

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Robert Austin:
San Domenico Perugia, 1925

Framed (ref: 3992)
The original copper plate, cancelled
3 1/2  x 5 1/4in. (9.5 x 13.5 cm)

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Provenance: The Artist's Family


Literature: Campbell Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930; Gordon Cooke, Drawings and Prints by Robert Austin, exh. cat.,The Fine Art Society, London, 2001

Austin was one of the greatest exponents of line engraving of  his century. 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).


San Domenico, Perugia, is the largest  bascilica in the whole of Umbria.  An added attraction for Austin would have been the Perugia Altarpiece by Fra Angelica, (now in the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.





A copy of this Austin print is in the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Art (accession number 
2013.70.17).


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