c1935 Tryptich of Southwest Marine Aquatints by Rowbotham


A nice mounted, framed and glazed tryptich of 3 hand coloured Southwest England Marine Aquatints by the artist Claude Hamilton Rowbotham.

They are from left to right: ‘Low tide River Exe’ (Devon), ‘Fisherman’s Cot.’ and ‘On the East Lyn N. Devon’. Although they are small in size, they contain a lot of fine detail. They date from the 1930s and are in good condition.

Claude Hamilton Rowbotham (1864-1949) was a Cornish artist, famous for inventing a single plate coloured etching process, which he used with good effect to record topographical scenes throughout the country. He came to Falmouth after suffering from ill health. He was advised by doctors to move to the South of France during cold winters, but this was more than he could afford so he spent his winters in Falmouth, a place noted for its mild climate. When he died, he left over 500 different subjects. Under the terms of his will, the plates were destroyed.

Size: 40.6 x 23.5 1.5 cm (16 x 9 ¼ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 813 g