Gale at Port Erroll by James McBey (1883 - 1959)

Title: Gale at Port Erroll

Medium: Etching with Dry-point 1923 Signed and editioned "B" for the artist's retention.
Size: 33cm x 22.3cm

Additional Information:
Martin Hardie catalogue number 215.

Edition of 76 proofs.

Signed "McBey Port Erroll 13 July 1922" in plate.

Hardie: "In a gale of wind and rain a "zulu" fishing boat, sail just lowered, is making the entrance to the harbour of Port Erroll on the Aberdeenshire coast. Its progress is watched by a group of fisher folk on a wet windswept quay, with two boats moored inside on the right."

Salaman: "Never was a simpler, yet more comprehensive etching, perhaps, than Gale at Port Erroll, with all the boisterous energy and fury of the elements, suggested immediately by those few lines so essentially selected and inevitably placed, that one watches, almost with the wind and the spume on one's face, the chances of that incoming fishing boat as anxiously as those folk on the gale-swept jetty."

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