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Henry Ninham

1796 – 1874

North Denes, Yarmouth by Henry Ninham

North Denes, Yarmouth   c.1830-40

  Etching by Henry Ninham after J.B. Crome.
Ref: Bolingbroke 24
S 75 x 103 mm; P 70 x 98 mm; I 63 x 92 mm
Lifetime proof impression, prior to the only published edition. The later, published version of this soft ground etching was issued posthumously in Fifteen Etchings by the late Henry Ninham in 1875. The introduction to the 1875 volume provides the following information: “the fifteen small etchings, the subjects of which are enumerated on the following page, were executed by him between the years 1830 and 1840, when a few impressions only were distributed amongst his immediate friends.”

Very fine impression, printed with considerable plate tone. The majority of Ninham’s plates are of local views in and around the town of Norwich, but in this etching he has taken a subject by John Burney Crome, which he has interpreted in his own beautifully atmospheric and unpretentious manner.

On fine wove paper with narrow margins beyond the plate mark on all sides, as prepared by the artist. Faint suggestion of very mild foxing, otherwise very fine original condition.