[Set of Four Soft Ground Etchings]

Method Soft-ground etching
Artist Benjamin Green
Published Pubd. Novr. 24, 1806, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London
Dimensions Each image 96 x 69 mm, Each sheet 198 x 160 mm
Notes A set of four soft-ground etchings, each with a number in the plate 1 to 4 and with B Green f. Sept. 9, 1780 inscribed in the plate on the first plate. The set comprises of:

Plate 1: Three men, two seated and one standing on a rock, a man walking in the background and another figure on horseback in the background, all before a rural scene with an old viaduct in the background.

Plate 2: At Abingdon. Two men and a dog stand before an old building with a ladder propped against it.

Plate 3: At Islington A view of Queen Elizabeth Gate Islington with a man and a dog in the foreground and church steeple in the background left.

Plate 4. Two men on dock in front of an old building a boat is moored and figure in the background.

Benjamin Green (1739-1798) British printmaker, engraver and publisher. He was the Drawing Master at Christ's Colleg from 1762 and is thought to have made the first soft-ground etching in 1771.

Condition: Binding holes in margins as issued. Paper watermarked Curteis & Son 1806.
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 37727