Market Street, Newmarket

Market Street, Newmarket

Raymond Cowern's 1931-1940 etchings are regarded as some of the finest late products of the British etching tradition, and it is significant that his fine, subtle etching style carries over into other media, as in this wash drawing. Newmarket, a busy market town in northern Suffolk, has been synonymous with horse racing since the seventeenth century, but here Cowern concentrates on an equally traditional, and much older, side of the town -- a market street.