Study of a girl's head, 1936
Unmounted (ref: 5524)
Engraving, 10 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. (27.6 x 22.1 cm.)
Tags: Robert Austin portraits women
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
A limited edition has been printed posthumously from the canceled plate on GUARRO Superalfa (250 gm²).
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).