Unmounted (ref: 3879)
Etching, 7 x 5 5/8 in.(18 x 14.5 cm)
Printed posthumously from the plate in a limited edition of 3 on Arches paper.
This poignant wartime image carries the artists initials and the dates '39 and 45 within the plate, (on the sack and wooden bar of the threshing machine).
Printmaker and painter, born in Leicester, brother of the artist Robert Sargent Austin. He studied at Leicester School of Art and at Royal College of Art under Malcolm Osborne, William Rothenstein and Randolph Schwabe, 1924-7. Prix de Rome for engraving won in 1927. Exhibited RA, RE of which he was a member, and extensively abroad. British Museum, Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield and several foreign collections hold his work. Lived in London.