|Dimensions||Image 124 x 97 mm, Plate 132 x 103 mm, Sheet 180 x 143 mm|
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.
Ex. Col. Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
Condition: Very light foxing to sheet. Upper edge of sheet glued to album page.