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D. Y. Cameron - Amboise Library - Etching - Dry PointD. Y. Cameron Plate Sign Etching "Amboise Library." Plate signed etching and dry point on antique Laid paper with narrow margins and is 6 by 10.25 inches. This is in good condition.David Young Cameron Rightly regarded as one of the greatest masters of the British school of landscape and architectural etching, David Young Cameron started his career in business while studying part-time at the Glasgow School of Art. He abandoned his career in commerce at the age of twenty and produced his first etching two years later (1887). By the time he created his last etching (1932), Cameron had left an oeuvre of exactly 500 works of art, many of which are now considered as masterworks of original etching and engraving. David Young Cameron was a full member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Engravers. He was also knighted for his contribution to British art. Most of Cameron’s early works of art, committed purely in etching, depict Scottish scenes. Such is the case with Glasgow Scene, which may have been created for a 1891 series of twenty-three etchings depicting old Glasgow buildings. From 1892 to 1909 the artist frequently visited the Continent and created many architectural views in Holland, France, Italy and Egypt. After 1911 Cameron again almost entirely devoted his art to the Scottish landscape. Unlike his earlier Scottish views, “By 1905 Cameron was making drypoint additions to his etching in order to achieve a greater depth and richness in the shadows, and soon drypoint was to take over, culminating in the Scottish landscapes.”