Sir Claude Francis Barry was exhibiting paintings with the Royal Academy in London by the time he was twenty-three. In the 1920s and 1930s he moved throughout Europe, concentrating on etchings. These precise yet atmospheric works won awards in France and Italy.
Venetian Nocturne, c. 1938, by Sir Claude Francis Barry, RBA (English, 1883–1970)
Etching, 54.5 x 51 cm (217⁄16 x 201⁄16 in.)