Provenance: The Artist’s Family.
Austin’s engraving Belfry Steps, (CD 109), was published in 1935, the same year as Portrait of Noel Edwards and Summer Night – as
a composition it has all of the qualities of economy and dynamism that
made Austin one of the greatest exponents of line engraving of his
generation. Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings
at the British Museum, who compiled the standard reference work on
Austin, compared him to Albrecht D√ºrer, noting that Austin had more
than a touch of that master in him (Dodgson, Robert Austin, exhibition
catalogue,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930).
Ashmoleon, The Royal Academy and Canterbury Museum and Art Gallery.