A. Phillips after Chichester artist W.illiam J. Shayer; 1800's
English Coach etching
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after the painting
William Joseph Shayer
William J. Shayer; 1811-1885, English painter of animals and landscapes, was the son of the painter William Shayer and was born in Chichester. He trained in his father’s studio and began to exhibit his own work at the age of 17. William had a studio in Holborn and specialised in coaching and hunting scenes, capturing the golden age of foxhunting at the beginning of the 19th century. Shayer’s work became popular and well known, particularly through engravings, which were mostly published by Ackermann’s as is this example.
An excellent etching with hand applied colour, which has superb unfaded ink lines and textures. The image printed within a strong platemark and impression on a medium wove paper sheet measuring approximately 38 cms. x 30 cms. (15 x 12 ins.).
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks and light foxing to the margins condusive with age.