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William Hunter was born on the Isle of Man in either 1896 or 1899 and arrived in Melbourne in 1910. As an adult he worked as a graphic artist which extended to being a member of the Victorian Artists Society. He exhibited with the Society. An anecdotal account (Paul Dwyer, Fine Art Director at Leonard Joel), relates that he worked as a seaman during World War 11. Many of his etchings are around the Lower Yarra estuary and of Williamstown in Victoria, Australia. He is represented in all major Australian graphics collections. Considered the finest aquatinter and etcher of his period, his small print runs, usually in editions of either 25 or 50, have ensured a very limited number of his works are in circulation.

He died in Euroa in 1963.

"Sea Eagle" is characteristically William Hunter. A combination of line and aquatint etching, dramatic sky and the featured subject dominating the foreground.

Signed and inscribed, numbered 20 of an edition of 25. There is apparently a second state with an edition of 50 but is unsighted by us.

245 x 130 mm. (Plateline).

Good condition.

"Sea Eagle" William Hunter. Etching.

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