The Anchor - Signed etching by Arthur Briscoe
The Anchor - Signed etching by Arthur Briscoe
The Anchor - Signed etching by Arthur Briscoe
The Anchor - Signed etching by Arthur Briscoe

The Anchor - Signed etching by Arthur Briscoe

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Arthur Briscoe RSMA RI RE (1873-1943)
The Anchor, 1930

Securing the anchor, or alternatively getting it over the side, was always one of the most awkward jobs in a square-rigger as demonstrated in this wonderfully atmospheric etching.

etching, signed in ink

Overall size including frame: 40.2 x 37.2

Arthur Briscoe was born in Birkenhead on 25th February 1873. He was educated at Shewsbury School and studied art at the Slade School and at Academie Julian in Paris. In 1899 he acquired a studio in Malden, Essex, and bought a 3 ton cutter which, with his young family, he would spend much time sailing along the French and Belgian coasts and through the Dutch waterways.