Joseph Swain after Frederick Sandys;  ‘Danae in the Brazen Chamber’ 1860
Joseph Swain after Frederick Sandys;  ‘Danae in the Brazen Chamber’ 1860 Joseph Swain after Frederick Sandys;  ‘Danae in the Brazen Chamber’ 1860 Joseph Swain after Frederick Sandys;  ‘Danae in the Brazen Chamber’ 1860 Joseph Swain after Frederick Sandys;  ‘Danae in the Brazen Chamber’ 1860

Joseph Swain after Frederick Sandys; ‘Danae in the Brazen Chamber’ 1860

'Danae in the Brazen Chamber'

Proof

Artist signed

Product Code: 190217-2
£210.00
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'Danae in the Brazen Chamber'

Wood engraving proof etching

by

Joseph Swain

after

Frederick Sandys 

After Frederick Augustus Sandys (British, Norwich 1829-1904 London)

Drawn for Once a Week 1860/ First published in the Hobby Horse No. XII P. 147, 1888.

Joseph Swain; 1820-1909, English wood-engraver. born in Oxford, educated in Oxford, and then in London. In 1834 Swain was apprenticed at Wertheimer & Co., to the wood-engraver Nathaniel Whittock, and was transferred in 1837 to Thomas Williams.In 1843 he was appointed manager of the engraving department of Punch, but in the following year set up in business for himself, retaining the whole of the engraving work for Punch from 1844 until 1900. Teacher of William Harcourt Hooper. He is best known from his  engravings in Punch magazine of cartoons by Sir John Tennie.

A very fine engraving which is bright and unfaded, with black ink lines and very fine detail, the image size measuring approximately 12 cms. x 18 cms, ( x 7 ins.) on a japon paper sheet, on a laid paper sheet measuring 20 cms. x 31 cms. (8 x 12 ins.) with partial makers watermark. The sheet also carries a red ink collectors stamp to the upper margin.

Signed ‘Swain sc.’ by the artist in the lower image.

Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.

Cat 190217-2