Mezzotint The Falconer. Made by Samuel William Reynolds after James Northcote

Date Created: 20 December 2016

Author: Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835)

Source: the Internet

Owner: Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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  • United Kingdom
  • Falcon
  • Painting
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century
  • Hunting
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Antique Master Print, titled: ‘The falconer.’ – Portrait of Samuel Northcote, junior, holding a falcon. Considered by some to be one of the most beautiful falconry related prints. Mezzotint w/ stipple, roulette and drypoint on verge (hand laid) paper.

Made by Samuel William Reynolds after James Northcote. Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a mezzotint engraver and painter in England. He studied under Charles Howard Hodges and John Raphael Smith. His first work is dated 1794. He gained popularity in France and later produced a series of over 350 small mezzotints after paintings of Joshua Reynolds. James Northcote (1746-1831) was an English painter. Although he was originally apprenticed to his father (a watchmaker), he painted and drew in his spare time. In 1769 he left his father and set up as portrait painter. He then studied under Joshua Reynolds. His works total around 2000. Good, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark and extended with verge type hand laid paper. Professional restorations to top paper edge. A few wormholes in bottom margin, backed. The overall size is ca. 29.9 x 45.4 cm. The image size is ca. 29.9 x 45.5 cm. Ref: Whitman 414. Rare.

€ 1750

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