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David Charles Read

1790 – 1851

Carisbrooke Castle: Daylight by David Charles Read

Carisbrooke Castle: Daylight  

  Original etching with touches of drypoint.
Signed with initials in pencil.
Ref:  R.W. Read (1874 catalogue in B.M.) 213 ii
S 172 x 242 mm; P & I 158 x 229 mm
Rare signed proof impression, initialled by the artist in pencil.

This etching of Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight is typical of D.C.Read’s quiet, naturalistic views of the scenery in and around the south coast of England. In characteristic manner, D.C.Read has avoided the traditional view of the castle entrance, choosing instead a prospect which has allowed him to linger on the surrounding landscape, rather than the castle itself.

On cream wove paper with narrow margins as prepared by the artist himself. Very fine original condition.