St. Christopher and the Christ Child

Method Etching
Artist Axel Haig
Published Christmas 1904
Dimensions Image 124 x 97 mm, Plate 132 x 103 mm, Sheet 180 x 143 mm
Notes A rare Christmas print by Axel Haig.

Signed and inscribed beneath image in ink.

Handwritten inscription beneath image reads: Whoever shall behold the image / of SAINT CHRISTOPHER / on that day shall not faint or fail.

On verso of mount board: Miss Ince, Woodhouse.

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 190

Ex. Col. Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.

Condition: Very light foxing to sheet. Upper edge of sheet glued to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 33015