ERNEST EDWIN ABBOTT (1889 - 1973)
Ernest Abbott was a well respected Australian artist. He was mainly self-taught. Abbott was a craftsman so had studios and made his own engraving tools and printed his images on a flat-plate press. He is best known for italglio prints, watercolours and some oils. In 1920 having moved to Melbourne he took a studio in Oxford Chambers, but after about a decade he gave up his city studio to focus on printmaking at his home, particularly dry-point etching. His work focused around Egyptian, Australian and English scenery. Abbott is not known to have exhibited during his lifetime, although a retrospective exhibition was held in 1993.
"Outside Cairo, Egypt" (c.1900)
36.5 x 67cm
signed lower left
"Evening In Cairo, Egypt" (c.1900)
30 x 52cm
signed lower right