What Cheer?

Method Etching
Artist Axel Haig
Published Christmas, 1893
Dimensions Image and Plate 132 x 91 mm, Sheet 143 x 102 mm
Notes A rare etched Christmas print by Axel Haig.

Signed and inscribed in pencil. Inscription below image on card: To James Howard Ince with best wishes from Axel Herman Haig Christmas 1893

Axel Haig R.E., a Swede, came to etching from architectural drawing and originally naval architecture. His earliest etchings showed the omission of the inessential, the hallmark of the new etchers but 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 128

Condition: Image tipped to original inscribed backing card. backing card toned.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 32991