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The father of the British Etching Revival was Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and AffordableArt101 has a selection of magnificent Seymour Haden etchings. Also original prints by David Roberts, Mortimer Menpes, Thomas Gainsborough, J. M. W. Turner, Samuel Palmer, David Young Cameron, Sir Frank Short, Sir David Wilke, Andrew Geddes, Charles Shannon, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and Edmond Blampied.  The British excelled at the mezzotint technique of printmaking, and we feature mezzotints by or after George Morland, John Cother Webb, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir John Constable.
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Seymour Haden signed etching, rare first state Thomas Haden of Derby Seymour Haden signed etching, rare first state | Thomas Haden of Derby

Medium: etching and drypoint. This is Seymour Haden's etched version of the painting by Thomas Wright of Derby entitled "Edwin the Minstrel". The man in the portrait was actually Sir Francis Seymour Haden's own grandfather.

This is a very rare first state impression -- before the artist added additional crosshatched drypoint shading at the back of the figure. An additional plate signature would also be added for the second state. There were five different states in all. Catalogue references: Drake 51 and Schneiderman 53. This impression is signed both in pencil and in the plate.

Printed on watermarked laid paper, the plate measures 14 x 9 1/2 inches (355 x 242mm). The total sheet measures 17 x 12 1/8 inches (434 x 308mm). Condition: Some age-toning to the paper, and there is a very small spot of skinning to the paper near the bottom of the figure's cloak.

$1,750.00
David Roberts lithograph "Part of the Portico of Edfou, Egypt" David Roberts lithograph "Part of the Portico of Edfou, Egypt"

Medium: lithograph. This is one of the famous David Roberts lithographs from the Egypt & Nubia suite, printed in 1846 and published by F. G. Moon of Threadneedle Street, London. The lithography was done by Louis Haghe, and the piece was subsequently hand colored. Image size: 13 x 20 inches; the total sheet measures 17 1/4 x 24 inches. The publisher's inscription is printed beneath the image. In good condition overall, with some mat stain and pinholes in the margin from a previous mounting. This is a beautiful impression with magnificent and richly detailed coloring. David Roberts prints have become highly sought after.

$1,000.00
Samuel Palmer original etching "The Early Ploughman" Samuel Palmer original etching "The Early Ploughman"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference L 9. This Samuel Palmer etching was published in London in 1868 for P. G. Hamerton's rare first volume of "Etching & Etchers", and printed on laid paper. Image size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches (130 x 195mm). Considered one of Palmer's finest compositions, and now quite scarce. Not signed.

$1,000.00
J. M. W. Turner | Sir Frank Short mezzotint "Erhrenbreitstein to Coblenz, No. 2" J. M. W. Turner | Sir Frank Short mezzotint "Erhrenbreitstein to Coblenz, No. 2"

Medium: mezzotint. Catalogue reference: Hardie 95. Executed in 1913 by Sir Frank Short after J. M. W. Turner and signed in pencil by Sir Frank Short. Printed on chine-collé paper in an edition of 50. Condition: some age-toning and discoloration to the paper. Plate size: 10 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches. Sir Frank Short was at his best when interpreting J. M. W. Turner.

$600.00
J. M. W. Turner | John Cother Webb mezzotint "Regulus leaving Carthage" J. M. W. Turner | John Cother Webb mezzotint "Regulus leaving Carthage"

Medium: mezzotint. Executed by John Cother Webb after the J. M. W. Turner painting and signed in pencil by John Cother Webb. Printed on chine-collé paper (china paper mounted by the publisher onto a heavy wove paper support sheet) and published in London in 1924 by The Museum Galleries; with the publisher's blindstamp in the margin. Image size: 13 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Plate size: 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 27 inches.

Condition: there is age-toning to the paper, and a mat stain in the margin. Laid down (mounted) many years ago onto a paperboard backing, although the glue seems to have been applied only along the edges of the sheet, not in the area of the image.

$500.00
Seymour Haden pencil-signed etching "The Village Ford" Seymour Haden pencil-signed etching "The Village Ford"

Medium: original etching. Signed both in the plate and in pencil. Catalogue reference Schneiderman 202. Executed in 1881, and printed on laid paper with full margins. Plate size: 7 x 10 1/4 inches (262 x 180 mm). A rich impression with plate tone.

Condition: there is minor creasing, and two repaired tears in the margin.

$500.00
Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Head (Rupert Doone)" Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Head (Rupert Doone)"

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Colnaghi 144. Published in London in 1921 by Herbert Furst at the Little Art Rooms for inclusion in the "Modern Woodcutters 4" volume, now very rare, which showcased original Edward Wadsworth woodcuts. This impression was printed on Basingwerk Parchment wove paper by Walter Bradley at the Morland Press. The image measures 5 1/2 x 3 inches. The title of the piece is printed by the publisher in the margin beneath the image. Not signed.

$400.00
William Redmore Bigg "Dulce Domum" mezzotint William Redmore Bigg "Dulce Domum" mezzotint

Medium: mezzotint engraving (engraved by John Jones after the William Redmore Bigg painting). The full title is "Dulce Domum or the Return from School". This magnificent print was published in London in 1790 by the painter himself. The image is 17 1/2 x 24 inches, the plate size is 19 x 24 3/4 and the full sheet measures 22 x 28 inches.

Condition: discoloration and a tear to the margin; old glue remains near the top edge of the sheet; and most notably, several scratches and skinned spots to the surface of the paper. Due to its imperfect condition this rare print is offered at a very attractive price.

$350.00
Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Portrait of a Boy (Rupert Doone)" Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Portrait of a Boy (Rupert Doone)"

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Colnaghi 142. Published in London in 1921 by Herbert Furst at the Little Art Rooms for inclusion in the "Modern Woodcutters 4" volume, now very rare, which showcased original Edward Wadsworth woodcuts. This impression was printed on Basingwerk Parchment wove paper by Walter Bradley at the Morland Press. The image measures 7 x 3 inches. The title of the piece is printed by the publisher in the margin beneath the image. Not signed.

$350.00
Frank Short "Strand Gate, Winchelsea" pencil-signed etching Frank Short "Strand Gate, Winchelsea" pencil-signed etching

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Catalogue reference: Hardie 367. Signed in pencil. Executed in 1910, this is a nice impression with plate tone printed on laid paper. Plate size: 7 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (183 x 317mm).

Condition: there is minor age-toning to the paper; also with old tape mounts on the back (in the margin and well outside the plate).

$350.00
Gerald Brockhurst signed etching Marquett Gerald Brockhurst signed etching "Marquett"

Medium: original etching. Signed both in the plate and in pencil. Catalogue reference Fletcher 51. Executed in 1925 and issued in an edition of 106 (not individually numbered). Plate size: 8 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches (215 x 173 mm). A nice impression on watermarked laid paper, the full sheet measures 16 x 10 1/2 inches. Marquett was a wood engraver who also sat for another Brockhurst etching.

Condition: there is some foxing.

$300.00
Seymour Haden original etching Twickenham Church Seymour Haden original etching "Twickenham Church"

Medium: original etching with drypoint. Catalogue reference: Schneiderman 98. Executed in 1865; this is a rich, dark impression on laid paper with full original margins from the 1872 edition of "The Portfolio" published in London by Seeley, Jackson & Halliday and edited by 19th Century artist and art critic Phillip Gilbert Hamerton. The plate measures 5 7/16 x 8 7/16 inches (137 x 214 mm). Signed by Seymour Haden in the plate, not by hand.

Condition: minor creasing in the margins, not affecting the etched image.

$300.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Eve at the Fountain"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$300.00
Augustus John original lithograph Self Portrait Augustus John original lithograph Self Portrait

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in London in 1957 by the Curwen Press, the image measures 13 x 9 1/2 inches; not including the publisher's gold border surrounding the lithograph. There are margins beyond the border on three sides; the right margin is narrow. Signed by Augustus John in the stone, not by hand.

$300.00
Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Landscape: West Riding" Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Landscape: West Riding"

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Colnaghi 138. Published in London in 1921 by Herbert Furst at the Little Art Rooms for inclusion in the "Modern Woodcutters 4" volume, now very rare, which showcased original Edward Wadsworth woodcuts. This impression was printed on Basingwerk Parchment wove paper by Walter Bradley at the Morland Press. The image measures 2 1/2 x 4 inches. The title of the piece is printed by the publisher in the margin beneath the image. Not signed.

$300.00
Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Yorkshire" Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Yorkshire"

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Colnaghi 140. Published in London in 1921 by Herbert Furst at the Little Art Rooms for inclusion in the "Modern Woodcutters 4" volume, now very rare, which showcased original Edward Wadsworth woodcuts. This impression was printed on Basingwerk Parchment wove paper by Walter Bradley at the Morland Press. The image measures 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. The title of the piece is printed by the publisher in the margin beneath the image. Not signed.

$300.00
Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Townscape" Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Townscape"

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Colnaghi 139. Published in London in 1921 by Herbert Furst at the Little Art Rooms for inclusion in the "Modern Woodcutters 4" volume, now very rare, which showcased original Edward Wadsworth woodcuts. This impression was printed on Basingwerk Parchment wove paper by Walter Bradley at the Morland Press. The image measures 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. The title of the piece is printed by the publisher in the margin beneath the image. Not signed.

$300.00
Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Tarmac" Edward Wadsworth original woodcut "Tarmac"

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Colnaghi 137. Published in London in 1921 by Herbert Furst at the Little Art Rooms for inclusion in the "Modern Woodcutters 4" volume, now very rare, which showcased original Edward Wadsworth woodcuts. This impression was printed on Basingwerk Parchment wove paper by Walter Bradley at the Morland Press. The image measures 4 x 5 3/4 inches. The title of the piece is printed by the publisher in the margin beneath the image. Not signed.

$300.00
Seymour Haden original etching "Egham Lock" Seymour Haden original etching "Egham Lock"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Schneiderman 21. Executed in 1859; this very nice impression on thin laid paper is from the Gazette des Beaux Arts edition of 1864. Plate size: 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches. Signed by Seymour Haden in the plate, not by hand.

$300.00
Sir John Constable / David Lucas mezzotint "Summer Evening" Sir John Constable / David Lucas mezzotint "Summer Evening"

This beautiful mezzotint engraving was composed by John Constable and engraved by David Lucas from the "English Landscape" series. This impression on laid paper is from the 1831 edition. Image size is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 217mm). Summer Evening is considered one of the finer plates from this series.

Condition: There is some creasing and foxing, and the sheet has been trimmed by a previous owner, leaving narrow margins. All in all, an excellent value for this rare early impression of one of Constable's masterpieces.

$300.00
David Young Cameron signed original etching "The Itchen, Near Winchester" David Young Cameron signed original etching "The Itchen, Near Winchester"

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Executed in 1902. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression on wove paper with good margins. Plate size: 3 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches.

$300.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Adam and Eve -- the Morning Hymn"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$250.00
Frank Laing original etching "Le Pont-Neuf" Frank Laing original etching "Le Pont-Neuf"

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Sanchez and Seydoux 1899-2. Published in Paris in 1899 for Gazette des Beaux-Arts. This is a fine impression on laid paper printed by Leroy. Plate size: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches (137 x 215 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand). Scottish artist Frank Laing was one of the best known followers of James Whistler.

Condition: there is a water stain in the margin, not affecting the etched image.

$250.00
Seymour Haden "The Complete Angler" original etching Seymour Haden "The Complete Angler" original etching

Medium: original etching. This impression on Arches laid paper printed in 1880 for Philip Gilbert Hamerton's very scarce "Etching and Etchers", issued in an edition of 1000. Plate size: 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (140 x 200 mm) with good margins. Signed in the plate by Seymour Haden (not by hand).

$250.00
Sir John Constable / David Lucas mezzotint "Hadleigh Castle" Sir John Constable / David Lucas mezzotint "Hadleigh Castle"

This beautiful mezzotint engraving was composed by John Constable and engraved by David Lucas. It is from the much sought-after "English Landscape" series; this impression on cream wove paper is from the Bohn edition of 1855. Image size (not including the platemark) is 6 x 9 inches. Constable and Lucas collaborated very closely in the making of these prints-- in fact, Lucas was known as "Constable's Engraver", as the great painter would work with no other. Hadleigh Castle is considered on of Constable's finest works.

Condition: there is foxing to the margins (see second photo).

$250.00
John Postle Heseltine original etching "Le pont de Waterloo a Londres" John Postle Heseltine original etching "Le pont de Waterloo a Londres"

Medium: original etching. This impression on cream wove paper was published in Paris in 1897 by Gazette des Beaux Arts. The plate size is 5 x 9 inches (125 x 227 mm). Signed in the plate by John Postle Heseltine, not hand-signed.

Condition: there is foxing in the margins, not affecting the etching.

$200.00
Frank Brangwyn original etching Gerber Tanner Sir Frank Brangwyn original etching "Gerber" The Tanner

Medium: original etching and aquatint. Published in Vienna by Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst in 1909. The plate measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches (197 x 133 mm). This is a fine, dark impression on cream wove paper. Collector's stamp on verso. Not signed.

$200.00
Leon Richeton etching Worrited Erskine Nicol Leon Richeton etching "Worrited"

Medium: etching. Etched by Leon Richeton after the Erskine Nicol painting. A splendidly rich impression printed in Paris in 1877 by F. Delarue on cream laid paper. Plate size: 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (300 x 207 mm). Not signed.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Satan on the Burning Lake"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

Condition: there is some creasing to the bottom of the sheet, as shown in the second photo.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Pandemonium"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Sin Preventing the Combat between Satan and Death"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Satan Contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Satan Aroused"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"The Approach of the Angel Raphael"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Raphael Conversing with Adam and Eve"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Satan Arousing the Fallen Angels"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 7 1/2 x 6 inches and the total sheet is 10 3/4 x 7 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Creation of Light"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Satan Tempting Eve"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Eve Presenting the Forbidden Fruit to Adam"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00
John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost John Martin original mezzotint for Paradise Lost

"Adam Hearing the Voice of the Almighty"
Medium: original mezzotint. This is one of the exquisite mezzotint engravings executed by John Martin to illustrate John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". This impression is from the 1858 edition published in London by Henry Washbourne, and printed on wove paper. The image measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches and the total sheet is 7 x 10 3/4 inches. This print is in remarkably fine condition, without foxing and with only minimal aging to the paper.

$200.00