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David Charles Read

1790 – 1851

Southampton Water by David Charles Read

Southampton Water   1831

  Original etching.
Ref: Read 69 in 1832 catalogue
S 101 x 220 mm; P & I 86 x207 mm
Original David Charles Read etching.

Excellent presentation proof impression given by the artist to the Earl of Pembroke. The freedom of D.C.Read’s handling of the etched line has allowed him to achieve a wonderful open naturalism in this spacious view of Southampton Water.

On warm toned wove paper with margins, tipped at corners to original backing sheet, as prepared by the artist himself. Very fine original condition.