|Dimensions||Image 277 x 370 mm, Plate 287 x 376 mm, Sheet 359 x 468 mm|
Signed in pencil below image, and titled to plate.
Assisi is a town and comune in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region of Italy, on the western flank of Monte Subasio.
Axel Haig R.E. (1835-1921), a Swede, came to etching from an architectural drawing background, specifically naval architecture. His earliest etchings showed the omission of the inessential, the hallmark of the new etchers. He soon found his feet making etchings suitable to be framed and put on the walls as rivals to paintings. His technique was different: look closely at a Haig Cathedral interior and you see a confused melee of lines, step back and you get the authentic gloom of the Middle Ages.
Lennox-Boyd, Axel Haig, 267.
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd