Swanage Cottage

Method Etching
Artist David Charles Read
Published c. 1840
Dimensions Image 120 x 162 mm, Plate 120 x 162 mm
Notes David Charles Read (1790-1851) was the finest etcher in England in the second quater of the 19th Century. Primarily a landscape artist, Read was bornin Hampshire and apprenticed to the engraver John Scott (1774-1828). Read lived and worked in Salisbury for most of his life. He was a friend of Goethe and etched his portrait. The majority of Read's works depicted the Avon Valley outside Salisbury and the New Forrest.

Originally a protege of John Constable, their relationship soured after Read began to show his oil paintings in London. Perhaps it is for this reason that Read turned his attention from painting to etching in the mid 1820's.

Read printed his etchings and drypoints in small groups between 1828 and 1845. Two volumes of proof were presented to the British Museum by the artist as a reference collection of his work.

Read 204
Framing mounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 11368