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Frank Martinwampas Baby Stars In 1929 1/50 (names To Reverse) – Signed Etching On Zinc


£580 | $808 USD | €676 EUR
Item Number: SA705263
Date of manufacture: 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Ruth Hudson Antiques
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Limited Edition Signed Etching on Zinc
ARTIST Frank Vernon Martin (1921-2005)
TITLE Wampas Baby Stars 1929 (1/50)
Numbered, signed and titled in the margin.
Published by London Arts, depicting a group of young actresses chosen between 1922 and 1934 by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers as most likely to succeed in pictures.
He was a printmaker, illustrator and teacher, born in Dulwich, southeast London. He read history at Oxford University and then studied at St Martin’s School of Art. After army service in World War 2 he gradually established himself as a freelance artist, although he taught at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts from 1953-1980. He illustrated many books, including Charles Lamb’s Essays, 1963 and William Hazlitt’s Essays, 1964. From 1966 he turned his attention to a long series of prints of Hollywood actresses of the silent film era. (Number128 in Hollywood-Continental)0n Zinc ( 1966)
The artists names are left to right:
Betty Boyd
Mona Rico
Helen Twelvetrees
Doris Hill
Sally Blane
Loretta Young
Jean Arthur
Anita Page
Josephine Dunn
Ethlyne Claire
Helen Foster
Doris Dawson
Dated Feb 12 1929 SIGNED ETCHING
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Signed Etching
Date – 1966
Condition – Good, new mount and acid free lining.
Frame – Black
Frame Measurements – w 67cm x h 50cm
Picture Measurements – w 53cm x h 35.5cm
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Internal Ref: 6421


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1960.


Height = 50 cm (19.7")
Width = 67 cm (26.4")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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