Last quarter 18th. Cent.
Sepia toned aquatint Proof before letters, original glazing, period water gilt-wood and plaster frame
25 3/8 x 19 1/2" (56.8 x 49.5 cm.) Frame: 29 3/4 x 24 PRICE CODE B
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A fine sepia toned aquatint ca.1790 aquatint depicting an artist sitting sketching the scene before him:-a picturesque half timbered house is bathed in alpine sunlight within a steep sided mountain river valley, to his right villagers toil to extract a large log from a rain swollen river below a waterfall. A fine dark proof before letters impression. Such bucolic scenes were often the subject of the pencil or brush of 18th. & 19th. century artist on the Grand Tour at the beginning of the Age of Romanticism.
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