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David Charles Read

1790 – 1851

Geothe’s Far Departed Light by David Charles Read

Geothe’s Far Departed Light  

  Original etching.
S 125 x 195 mm; P & I 117 x 188 mm
Original David Charles Read etching.

Exceptionally strong impression with pronounced etched line.

This tranquil evening scene composed of dense cross-hatched etching was described by Read’s friend Goethe as resembling the work of Rembrandt in the “reflection even of an already far-departed light”.

On warm white laid paper, with narrow margins, tipped at sides to original backing sheet, as prepared by the artist himself. Small loss at lower left corner of sheet, just affecting image (the price of this impression has been adjusted to allow for this imperfection), otherwise very fine original condition.