The LetterRegular price $385.00 USD
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 4 inches (plate), 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (sheet)
Artist details: English, 1895 - 1973
Date finished: 1938
Recommended by Rebecca (Gallery Manager):
"The Letter is a lovely engraving by Austin. It showcases his exquisite line work and engraving technique. The sharpness and clarity of each line beautifully describes the scene. You can feel the texture of the rough wooden stairs, which transitions to the dark and draping fabric of her skirt, which is then contrasted by the soft and bright flowers. It feels as if the woman just had to sit down to read her letter right away, in whatever corner of the cottage she happened upon first. Austin captures a simple, sweet moment with care."