Architectural Etchings by Andrew Ingamells
Since 1992, when it published an etching of The Tate Gallery, Capital Prints has been the exclusive publisher and distributor of the architectural etchings of Andrew Ingamells.
It has been said of Ingamells that he has an exquisite sensitivity to light and line which is perfectly suited to the representation of classical architectural subjects through the medium of aquatint etching.
Ingamells is presently working on a series of line-plate etchings of the Cambridge Colleges and Oxford Colleges, a project which has not been undertaken so seriously or comprehensively since the engravings of David Loggan’s Cantabrigia Illustrata of the 1680s. At the present rate of progress (he manages to complete three etchings a year) Ingamells expects to finish the work by 2012.
Notable etchings made in the last ten years some of which are still obtainable include a Panorama of London from the Tower of Southwark Cathedral, St Pancras Station, the interior of the West London Synagogue, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Le Theatre de L’opera in Paris, and every one of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s seven London Churches. Ingamells’ etchings and drawings are to be found in the collections of the Guildhall Library, English Heritage, The Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, HRH The Prince of Wales and Jesus College, Cambridge.