Armand Durand after G. Reid 'Dalmarnock Bridge, Scotland' ; 1884
Original engraving 1800's
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Sir George Reid, R.S.A.; 1841-1913; Scottish artist, was apprenticed in 1854 to Messrs Keith & Gibb, Lithographers in Aberdeen and in 1861 Reid took lessons from a portrait-painter, William Niddrie, who had been a pupil of James Giles R.S.A., and afterwards entered as a student in the school of the Board of Trustees in Edinburgh.
Armand Durand dedicated the main part of his life re-creating early etchings from the masters. He researched and studied those pieces in museums and private collections. Armand then duplicated 1st and 2nd state etchings of the original works on to new copper plates.
This engraving has bright and unfaded, excellent fine detail and black ink lines. The image size measuring approximately 24 cms. x 18 cms. (9 x 7 ins.) within a a fine but evident platemark on a wove paper sheet size of 30 cms. x 25 cms. (12 x 9 ins.)
Signed with George Reid’s monogram in the image.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is excellent with minor handling marks condusive with age.