Lichfield

Method Etching
Artist Axel Haig
Published July 1896
Dimensions Image 319 x 206 mm, Plate 321 x 213 mm, Sheet 474 x 336 mm.
Notes Signed and inscribed in pencil.

From an edition of 150, all sold at 2 guineas.

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 145.

Condition: Water stain to left hand margin, not affecting image.
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 32998

required