The Victorian landscape painter and etcher Edwin Edwards was introduced to etching in 1861 by Alphonse Legros. His later etched work was much influenced by Whistler and the artists of his circle, who were regular visitors to Edwin Edwards’s home. However, his initial training from Legros drew his attention to the elaborate naturalism of some of the current French etchers, in particular Jacquemart, Bracquemond, and C.F. Daubigny, whose influence is apparent in his style. Edwin Edwards’s large and elaborate etchings of this nature were highly regarded and much prized during Victorian times.