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James Clarke Hook

1819 – 1907

The Southern Shepherd Boy by James Clarke Hook

The Southern Shepherd Boy   1857

  Original etching.
With the artist's name in the plate.
S 269 x 367 mm; P 131 x 177 mm; I 99 x 146 mm
Original James Clarke Hook etching.

Excellent impression on India paper. From the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1857, where it was accompanied by the title line “Colin thou ken’st the Southern Shepherd Boy” taken from April in Spenser’s Shepherd’s Calendar.

On cream chine appliqué on original warm white wove backing sheet, with full margins, as issued. Very fine original condition. Image surface excellent.