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[An Angler in Waders.]
[An Angler in Waders.]
[Joseph Simpson, c.1930.]
Etching, progress proof, 110 x 125mm. 4¼ x 5".
Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939), painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. Simpson was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y. Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London. Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
[Ref: 16261]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Lonsdale.]
[Lord Lonsdale.]
Joseph Simpson.
[n.d., c.1930.]
Coloured lithograph, 340 x 250mm, 13½ x 17¼".
Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale [1857 - 1944], sportsman. Numbered 7/100 and signed in pencil by Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939), painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. Simpson was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y. Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London. Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
[Ref: 11243]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Lonsdale.]
[Lord Lonsdale.]
Joseph Simpson. [signed in pencil].
[n.d. c.1931].
Etching, edition limited to 100. 302 x 210mm.
Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale [1857 - 1944], sportsman. Joseph Simpson [1879 - 1939], painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. He was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y. Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London. Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
Print Collectors Quarterly vol.19, No.3, 1932.
[Ref: 5534]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Mummer].
[The Mummer].
Joseph Simpson. [signed in pencil].
[n.d. c.1927].
Etching, edition limited to 75. 302 x 210mm.
The term 'mummers' has been used since medieval times to describe performers of several different kinds, usually in broadly comic performances in rhyme. Joseph Simpson [1879 - 1939], painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. He was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y. Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London. Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
Print Collectors Quarterly vol.19, No.3, 1932.
[Ref: 5535]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Peel.]
[John Peel.]
Joseph Simpson
[n.d., c.1930.]
Coloured lithograph, 340 x 250mm, 13½ x 17¼". Unexamined out of frame.
John Peel, the Cumbrian huntsman. Numbered 72/100 and signed in pencil by Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939), painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. Simpson was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y. Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London. Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
[Ref: 11241]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Bernard Shaw.]
[George Bernard Shaw.]
Simpson.
[Rider, 36 St. Martins Court W.C. n.d., c.1935.]
Woodcut, printed area 180 x 130mm, 7 x 5¼", titled and signed by the artist in pencil, limited edition of 175. Time stained.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), one of three caricature portraits of the literary giants of the age, published as 'Three Living Lions', the others being G.K.Chesterton and H.G. Wells. Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939), painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects, born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926, for which his friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction.
[Ref: 8932]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shooting]
[Shooting]
Joseph Simpson signed in pencil. "49/75" lower left.
n.d. 1930. limited edition of 75.
Etching. 300 x 215mm.
Simpson, Joseph. 1879-1939. Painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. He was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y.Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London.
Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
(Print Collectors Quarterly 1932 )

[Ref: 5537]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Three Living Lions.
Three Living Lions. G.B. Shaw G.K. Chesterton H.G. Wells.
Caricatured By Joseph Simpson.
Rider 36 St. Martins Court W.C. [n.d., c.1935.]
Two woodcuts and one facsimile print of a coloured pencil and watercolour sketch (Chesterton), limited editions signed by the artist, in original publisher's wrapper. Sheets c. 365 x 275mm. Paper age toned.
Caricatures of three literary giants of the age, George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Gilbert Keith ('G.K.') Chesterton (1874 - 1936), and Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946). All signed in pencil by Joseph Simpson (1879 - 1939), painter and etcher of portraits and sporting subjects. Annotated and initialled by the publisher on wrapper No. '71' of an edition limited to 175 copies. The collection presented in rough boards with the publisher's original advertisement attached. Simpson was born in Carlisle and studied art at Glasgow School of Art. He became a close friend of D.Y. Cameron and was elected RBA in 1909. Simpson designed covers for Edinburgh publishers and was a prolific designer of bookplates. In 1918 he became an official war artist for the RAF and was stationed in France. Simpson was already forty-five when he took up etching in 1925, at the height of the boom period for the medium. His first twenty or so plates were etched with a gramophone needle and printed by the artist himself on the small press lent to him by a local Carlisle printing firm. His first exhibition of etchings took place in Glasgow at Wishart Brown in March 1926. His friend Frank Brangwyn wrote the catalogue introduction. A second highly successful show was staged in November 1926 by Alex, Reid and Lefevre in London. Simpson exhibited in Munich, Venice, Florence & Stockholm.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
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