St. Andrews Castle, Fife

Hedley Fitton (1859-1929), St. Andrews Castle, Fife, c. 1910, etching, signed in pencil lower right [also signed in the plate lower right]. In good condition, a fox mark upper left just outside of the plate mark, no sign of prior matting or framing,  with margins (cut a bit unevenly), 11 1/2 x 11, the sheet 16 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches.

Provenance: Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, New York

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey; Acc. No. 45.57

A fine impression, printed in brownish/black ink on a cream laid paper.
Although St. Andrews Castle is essentially in ruins, it continues to be a tourist attraction; visitors can muse over ruins dating back to the 13th Century, as well as visit the “siege works,” tunnels and a dungeon built at the time of the famous murder of Cardinal Beaton in 1546.

Hedley Fitton was a well-known “British Etcher”, famed for his renderings of well-known landmarks (such as St. Andrews Castle).

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