Sir George Hayter; 1824, 'The Nativity'
'Jesus and Mary'
Plate signed drypoint etching
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Original drypoint etching
Sir George Hayter; 1792 – 1871, Notable English painter, specialising in portraits, he also produced fluent landscape watercolours (many of Italian views), etchings (he published a volume in 1833), decorative designs and sculptures.
A very fine etching which has bright and unfaded colouring, with fine detail, black ink intaglio lines, and rich drypoint burr, the image measuring approximately 15 cms x 18 cms. (6 x 7 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a chine colle paper sheet, printed on a wove paper sheet 26 cms. x 32 cms. (10 x 12½ ins.)
Signed and dated in the image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image is excellent. The sheet has age toning and handling marks condusive with age.