Alex Ansted after A. E. Coombe 'Battle, Sussex' Guernsey artist 1800's
Product Code: 160507-2
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'Battle Abbey, The Gateway'
A proof etching before letters
Arthur E. Coombe
William Alexander Ansted; 1859-1948, Illustrator and etcher of mainly churches, William Alexander Ansted known as Alexander Ansted or Alex Ansted was born in Guernsey, Channel Islands.
A very fine etching which is bright and unfaded in rich brown ink with fine detail and plate toning.
The image size measuring approximately 27 cms. x 19 cms. (10¾ x 7½ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size 31 cms x 22 cms.( 12 x 9 ins.)
Titled and initialed in the image by both artists.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is very good with a toning to a previous mat window and handling marks condusive with age.