Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Arthur Rigden Read

An extract of our prints currently available:

Arthur Rigden Read - Carcassonne

A fine image for those who love art and medieval Architecture


AR Read Carcassonne


Arthur Rigden
fl. 1923-40

RARE.  Chiaroscuro or Colour woodcut. Signed, numbered 40/50 copies & titled below plate. 1925. original reverse painted gilt and lacquer glazing, gilt-wood & black frame.

 15 ½ x 9” (39.3 x 23 cm.)  Frame 23 x16 ¼”                                  PRICE CODE  B    

Ref: LRA 3011/ DNN/ o.ns > ELN   SOLD

 There was a fortified Gaul settlement and a Roman town on this site 7th. cent. BC. The 12th. cent medieval walled city located in France’s Languedoc – Roussillon region, was restored to it present splendour in the mid-19th cent under Viollet Le Duc, and declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997. Carcassonne has lent it’s name to the popular award winning board & computer game developed in 2000. Examples of Read's work do not ofter appear on the market and this is a fine image for those who love art and medieval Architecture.
Arthur Rigden Read 1879 -?  Born in 1879.  He became a painter of portraits and landscapes largely in watercolour. But it is as a printmaker of exceptional colour woodcuts for which he is best known as an artist. Exhibited 1923-40. Address: The Dower House, Winchelsea, Sussex. Rigden Read also received a Gold medal while in Japan for his donations or help during a large scale tragedy in Japan.

Vide: Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors' Club 1976
Beaux Arts Gallery; Walker AG, Liverpool; Glasgow Inst.; RA.; Redfern Gallery; RSW.

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