Andrew Watson Turnbull; (John) Harvard House & Garrick Inn
Artist pencil signed
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'Harvard House & Garrick Inn'
original drypoint etching
Andrew Watson Turnbull
Harvard House was built in 1596 by Alderman Thomas Rogers, in 1605 Roger’s daughter and Robert Harvard of Southwark married, their son John emigrated to America in 1647. John Harvard worked as a preacher and teaching elder in Newtowne, where the Massachusetts Bay Colony had set up a fund for the founding of a new college. When John died in 1638 he bequeathed £750 to the fund along with his library of books, and the new college took his name. It is the oldest institution of higher education in America.
Andrew Watson Turnbull; British, 1874- was a painter, etcher and stained glass artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy.
A fine drypoint etching which has retained its excellent colouring, bright and unfaded, in black ink with fine detail and plate tone, the image size measuring approximately 17 cms. x 25 cms. (7 x 10 ins.) within a fine but evident platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size of 24 cms. x 32 cms. (9½ x 12½ ins.)
Signed in the image and signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusve with age.