'Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent' Sir Josiah Stamp.
Hand coloured etching, 420 x 280mm. 16½ x 11".
A scene in a classroom. A pupil approaches the seated teacher in the foreground with a piece of paper inscribed 'God Bless the Squire & his relations & teach us all our proper stations'. Behind are three heavily caricatured pupils seated at a bench, a Latin quote referencing Socrates on the wall above them, and shelves bearing books with inscribed spines and two globes. 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: 9948] £450.00