A Jersey Vraic Cart


Edmund Blampied (1886-1966), A Jersey Vraic Cart. 1939, etching,  signed in ink lower margin [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference:  Appleby 183, the full sheet, on a J. Whatman cream laid paper, with the watermark, in excellent condition,  8 9/16 x 11 1/16 (sheet 11 7/16 x 15 5/16). From the edition of 250 for the Print Club of Cleveland.

Provenance: Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; sold at Christie’s New York to benefit the SFMMA.

A fine fresh impression, still in its original Cleveland mat. Printed with selective use of plate tone, with a light veil of tone left on the plate toward the bottom, the plate wiped cleaner and thus whiter in the area of the figures.

Vraic is the Norman name used in the Channel Islands for the seaweed traditionally used as fertilizer.