Cecile Walton

Woman in a Grecian Dress, Seated on Rock by Foreshore

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.

  • title:
    Woman in a Grecian Dress, Seated on Rock by Foreshore
  • accession number:
    GMA 3719
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  • materials:
    Etching and drypoint with retroussage on paper
  • date created:
    About 1908
  • measurements:
    14.50 x 10.50 cm (paper size: 19.20 x 14.30 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1993
  • copyright:
    © The Family of the Artist

Cecile Walton

Cecile Walton