Edward William Charlton

Edward William Charlton, RE (English) 1859 – 1935
The Broken Boat, etching, signed l/r, inscribed l/l,, 6″ x 9″ plate, 15″ x 18″ frame

Man working in a boathouse - etching.
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Framed etching of a man working in a boathouse.
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Estimate: $245. Offers invited.

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Excellent condition; mat and frame intact, but in need of replacement for an improved presentation. Artist’s notes verso.

Etcher of landscapes and coastal scenes. Exhibited at the leading London galleries from 1891, including the RA, RE, and RWA, and was elected ARE 1892, RE 1907. Lived at Ringwood in Hampshire and later at Lymington. – from Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900 – 1950 by Grant M Waters.

The etcher Edward William Charlton R.E. was born in Kent in 1859. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1892, and the last record we have found of him as an active artist is in 1928. E. W. Charlton was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1892, and a full member in 1907. Charlton’s etchings were much admired, and were the subject of a substantial article, “The Etchings of E. W. Charlton” in the The Studio in 1896. The anonymous author of this article writes, “In no department of the arts is personal technique more important that in etching. That Mr. Charlton possesses this quality, so that after seeing but a few of his etchings you can pick them out instantaneously without reference to the catalogue, would be in itself sufficient to repay their careful study.” Many of Charlton’s etchings are of marine subjects, rather in the manner of the Newlyn School. – Credit idburyprints.com.

Also by this artist:

Harbour view with fishermen, 1896 – Etching
River shipping scene – Artists proof etching
River shipping scene – Artists proof etching


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