Samuel Arlent Edwards; 'Isaak Walton' 1898.
Rare original colour mezzotint
Pencil signed proof
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Izaak Walton; 1594- 1683, English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler.
etched and mezzotinted
Samuel Arlent Edwards
Samuel Arlent Edwards was born in 1862 in Somerset, England. He studied art and architecture at the Kensington Museum Art School from 1877 to 1881, and then continued studies in engraving with Appleton, Josey & Alais in London.
In 1890 he came to the United States and established himself in New York as a book illustrator under the name S. Arlent Edwards. He then began to work on color printing from a single mezzotint plate.
A fine proof etching which is bright and unfaded with sepia brown ink lines and detail and textures, the image measuring approximately 25 cms. x 30 cms. (10 x 12 ins.) printed within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet measuring 34 cms. x 41 cms. (13½ x 16 ins.)
Signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin.
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Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good. with handling marks and soiling condusive with age.