Edith Mary Hester after George Romney; 1912
‘Lady Emma Hamilton as Bacchante'
Artist pencil signed Proof
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'Lady Emma Hamilton as Bacchante'
Edith Mary Hester
after the 18th century oil painting by George Romney 1734–1802.
‘London Published 1912 by F.T. Dennis, 118, Chancery Lane, S. Schwartz’s Sons & Co. New York.’
Edith Mary Hester; British, 1869- mezzotint engraver and daughter of the well known listed mezzotinter, line engraver, aquatinter & etcher Edward Gilbert Hester (British, 1843-1903) who also had a son who was a well known engraver by the name of Robert (Richard) Wallace Hester (British, 1866-1942).
'Engraved in pure mezzotint + printed in colour at one printing’
A fine original etching which is bright and unfaded, printed in coloured inks, with superb velvet textures and tones, the image measuring approximately 10 cms. x 13 cms. (4 x 5 ins) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size, 25 cms. x 30 cms. (10 x 12 ins)
Signed by the artist in pencil in the lower image margin, the sheet also carries an embossed Proof blindstamp.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.