|Dimensions||Image 295 x 452 mm, Plate 304 x 458 mm, Sheet 398 x 517 mm|
Signed in pencil below image, and titled to plate.
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 state i/i, Lennox-Boyd, Axel Haig, 274.
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Condition: laid to board