Amboise Library

David Young Cameron (1865-1945), Amboise Library, etching and drypoint, 1903, signed in the plate lower right. References: Rinder 352, second state (of 2), British Museum 1138. Published in The Studio, as part of the "Representative Art of our Time" series Part IV, 1902-3. In generally good condition but with light staining, 10 1/4 x 6 inches.

A good impression, printed on a laid paper.

D.Y. Cameron was one of the most eminent of the Scottish Etchers. In the 1920’s his etching The Five Sisters, York Minster had sold for 660 British pounds, probably in real terms a record for a British print to this day. The distinguished dealer and writer Robin Garton noted twenty five years ago in his British Printmakers, 1855-1955 that "it would be hard to find a more worthwhile artist who is more out of fashion." That estimate probably still holds.

The royal Chateau at Amboise is located in the Loire Valley, in France. Leonardo da Vinci came here to work in 1515, and is buried in a chapel near the chateau.