William Byrne &Thomas Medland after Thomas Hearne
Product Code: 110626-2
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A fine India proof engraving by
W. Byrne & T. Medland
William Byrne;1743-1805, English engraver, born in London. After studying some time under his uncle, he went to Paris, where he became a pupil of Aliamet, and afterwards of Wille. Byrne may be justly ranked among our eminent engravers of landscape.
Thomas Medland;1755-1822.English engraver, collaborator with William Byrne. Worked in line and aquatint in mostly topographical. Medland was appointed drawing master at Haileybury College in 1806.
Thomas Hearne; 1744-1817, English landscape painter, engraver and illustrator.
A fine and rare early copper engraving which has bright and unfaded colour, with excellent fine black ink detail and lines. The image size measuring approximately 25 cms. x 18 cms. (10 x 7¼ ins). within a strong platemark and impression on an early wove paper sheet size 29 cms. x 24 cms. (11½ x 9½ ins).
Printed below the image;
To Sir Joseph Banks Bart. President of the Royal Society. This view of Peel Castle is inscribed by his most obedient servants, William Byrne and Thomas Hearne. Published in 1783
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with an overall age toning, handling marks and foxing to the margins condusive with age.