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Edwin Edwards

  1823 – 1879
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Pangbourne   1861

Original etching.

Excellent, clean wiped impression with exceptional clarity.

A view of the river Thames at Pangbourne, near Reading.


Under the Willows, Sunbury-on-Thames – Fantin in the foreground sold

Under the Willows, Sunbury-on-Thames – Fantin in the foreground   1861

Original etching.

Excellent impression with strong etched line.

This etching depicts the famous French artist Henri Fantin-Latour reclining under the willow trees which line the banks of the river Thames at Sunbury. Fantin-Latour was a close friend of Edwin Edwards.



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. [more]