np: nd. 6.5" x 8", original etching signed in Pencil by the artist. Toned spot and smudge on right margin in a smudged matte, otherwise fine.
Edward J. Cherry (FSRA) (Jul 1886 - May 1960) was born in St. Albans, England on July 4. Edward and one of his brothers, Arthur, trained at their father’s photographic and framing business, and would both go on to be well-known etchers and painters. Edward immigrated to Canada in 1907, and worked as a picture framer in Vancouver. In 1911, Shortly after marrying Frances Heskett in 1915, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). After being exposed to poison gas, Edward spent two years in a military hospital in France. While recuperating, he was encouraged to amuse himself with pen and ink as part of his therapy. He was reported as ‘roaming the hospital grounds sketching every possible angle and point of interest that he could find.’ His sketches were gifted to doctors and nurses, who took them to a local art emporium for framing. In 1928, Edward was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Very good. Item #1552