Robert Swain Gifford; Massachusetts 1879
Artists plate signed
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etching drawn and etched
Robert Swain Gifford
Robert Swain Gifford; 1840 –1905, American landscape painter. He was influenced by the Barbizon school. Gifford was born on Nonamesset Island, in the Elizabeth Islands, When he was two he moved with his family to the New Bedford area, and he attended public schools in New Bedford. When Gifford was a teen, the Dutch painter Albertus Van Beest arrived in New Bedford, and the two collaborated on ship paintings.
This etching has retained its excellent colouring, bright and unfaded, with superb detail and toning in black ink, the image measuring approximately 13 cms. x 18 cms. (5 x 7 ins.) printed on a chine colle applique within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size 30 cms. x 43 cms, (12 x 17 ins.) with full margins.
Signed and dated in the lower image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.