THE short SHOW

Invitation Card
In a Cider Country
The Head of Langston
Old Mill on the Wandle
Solway Fishers
A Lane in Arundel
In the Cotswolds
Ehrenbreitstein, No. 1
Ehrenbreitstein, No. 2
A Pastoral
Screel Hill
The Snow Drift
Hobb’s Hawth, No. 2
  The Lost Sailor
Old Quai on the Nith
A Roman Canal
A Roman Canal
A Street in Monikendam
The “Victory”
“The Street,” Whitstable
Cottage and Harvesters
Portrait of Two Gentlemen
‘Twixt Dawn and Day
Pan and Syrinx
Moonrise on the Bure
Stonehenge at Daybreak
The Mooring Stone
Shipping at the Entrance
Per Horse-Power Per Hour
Polperro from the Cliffs
A Yorkshire Dell
The Coast Road
Mount St. Gothard
A Dutch Greengrocerie
A Woody Landscape
Hawk’s Brow and Seaford Head
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The Short Show being an exhibit of etchings, drypoints, soft-grounds, mezzotints, aquatints and one drawing by Sir Frank Short (1857-1945), the British print maker.  This show is on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of a Private Viewing in London of his works, a proof impression of the etched invitation to which is the first item in our show.  Short was a master of print-making techniques, consulted even by such as Whistler for his expertise. As such, a good half of his prints, almost entirely mezzotints or preliminary studies for mezzotints, are after designs by some of the great British painters and watercolorists. But Short was a true artist, not merely an interpreter, and his original compositions in every medium show the application of his enormous technical powers to the production of distinctly original art.  Conservative in style, yes, but his works in their spontaneity completely redefine the mezzotint and the aquatint as media.   We are proud to present  this show of his works, including many rare proofs, and regret, if anything, only the low prices at which they are offered.