|Published||Published by Messre. Dowdeswell, 133, New Bond Street & 13, Chancery Lane, W.C. |
|Dimensions||Image 233 x 350 mm, Plate 250 x 358 mm, Sheet 367 x 528 mm|
Signed and numbered (2) in pencil.
Impression signed by the Law from the suite of ten views on the Thames, published by Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell as a set at 15 gns. Dowdeswell's catalogue of the exhibition of the original watercolours of this series, notes that the prints were being published in three editions: (i) Remake proofs signed and numbered, ten impressions of each print at 3 gns. (ii) Proofs signed and numbered 50 sets at 15 gns. a set (iii) Prints 50 sets at 10 gns. a set. The last are described in late catalogues as 'lettered'. Smaller versions of the print were published in O. Dullea's The Thames Oxford to London: Twenty Etched Plates by David Law, 1882.
David Law (1831-1901) was a Scottish waterolour painter and etcher who specialised in landscapes and who was an active exhibitor, showing his work in major institutional art galleries in Britain and also at principal art societies. He was elected to membership of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1881and the Society of British Artists in 1884 becoming its Treasurer in 1887 during the Presidency of Whistler.
Conditon: Old toning from a former mount.