H.M.S. Scylla [in pencil].
A rare aquatint with etching. Signed and inscribed in pencil. 284 x 420mm. 11¼ x 16½". Some tape along the top margin.
HMS Scylla was a Dido-class light cruiser launched in 1940, and was seriously damaged by a mine in 1944. Charles Henry Baskett (1872-1953) was an etcher and aquatinter. He studied at the Colchester School of Art and the Lambeth School of Art. Frank Mura taught him to draw in charcoal. Almost from the start of his career he received much acclaim for his aquatint etchings. He has become famous for his beautifully rendered landscapes, marine scenes and river views.
[Ref: 19775] £260.00