About this artwork

This etching was made in the studio of the Scottish Symbolist painter John Duncan (1866-1945) who was Walton’s friend and mentor. He taught her the technique of etching and she was influenced by his style and the mythological subjects of his work. Walton also used a method called retroussage in this print, which, with the careful use of a cloth, gives a softer and more atmospheric effect to the crisp lines of the etching.

Updated before 2020

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Cecile Walton

Cecile Walton