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Andrew Geddes

  1783 – 1844
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Nicholas Rockox

Nicholas Rockox   1822


Scarce early impression of the completed plate, in the 7th state (of 8). Excellent impression printed on chine appliqué, as first issued by the artist himself in 1826 – the sole issue of this etching during the artist’s lifetime. Prior to the addition of the numeral and prior to Laing’s posthumous edition.


A Sleeping Child and Dog sold

A Sleeping Child and Dog   c.1825

Original drypoint.

Excellent impression from the only published edition of 25 numbered proofs.



Andrew Geddes and his lifelong friend, Sir David Wilkie, were the only leading Scottish artists of the period to produce original etched work. In particular, Andrew Geddes was pioneering in the extent of his combined use of drypoint with etching and he is regarded as one of the key figures to carry this combined technique into the Victorian era. Highly influential as a portrait painter, Andrew Geddes was inspired particularly by the work of the great Flemish masters. [more]