|Dimensions||Image and sheet 377 x 242 mm,|
A fragment of Axel Haig's larger plate entitled 'The Legend of the Bells' (613 x 423 mm) signed and re-titled 'Heavenly Messengers' in pencil by Haig.
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 - 141a