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David Charles Read

1790 – 1851

Moonlight, Alderbury by David Charles Read

Moonlight, Alderbury  

  Original etching.
S 105 x 145 mm; P & I 102 x 143 mm
Original David Charles Read etching.

Brilliant working proof impression in the first state of the plate. A truly exceptional example of one of Read’s finest nocturnal landscape studies.Working proofs of David Charles Read’s etchings as so rare as to be virtually unknown.

A sparklingly bright impression, prior to considerable cross-hatching throughout the plate and prior to all of the foreground reeds. In this early working state the image displays a beautiful clarity which is not found in normal impressions.

On firm warm white wove paper, with thread margins, as prepared by the artist himself. Generally very fine original condition.