H.M.S. Edinburgh [in pencil].
A rare aquatint with etching. Signed and inscribed in pencil. 292 x 426mm. 11½ x 16¾". Some foxing.
HMS Edinburgh, the Town-class light cruiser launched in 1939. She was damaged by a torpedo and then sucttled in the Barents Sea in mid-1942, until she was sunk by a U-Boat later that year. Charles Basket 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: 19776] £260.00