The Owl and the Mouse.
Etching, 260 x 185mm. 10¼ x 7¼".
An owl with huge piercing eyes peers down at a tiny mouse in this charmingly characterful and quirky etching. The Latin American artist Joaquin Macias is known to have lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Nicaragua, and to have visited Chile in 1951. In a hand written note discovered with a group of his etchings, he mentions a period of "30 years residence" in Britain. He seems to have etched most of his plates in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
[Ref: 9943] £450.00