[A set of four etchings by Benjamin Green].
Pub.d Nov.r 24, 1806, by Laurie & Whittle, 58 Fleet Street, London.
Four bound etchings. Platemark: 123 x 90mm (5 x 3½") each. Time staining to edges of sheets. Puncture holes in bottom margin on all four sheets. Bound at top margin by thread.
A set of four etchings by Benjamin Green (1739 - 1798), plates numbered 1 - 4. Plate 1; untitled, depicts three figures on a large boulder by the side of a path, with what appears to be a ruined building behind. Two other figures, one on horseback, can be seen in the distance. Plate 2; 'At Abingdon'. Two figures are stood outside a house with a ladder leaning up against it. A dog can be see to the right. Plate 3; 'At Islington'. A figure is sat in the foreground with a dog, facing towards a large Georgian house. A church spire can be seen in the background to the left. Plate 4; untitled scene at the waters edge, with a sailing boat in the centre. Two figures can be seen in the foreground, one kneeling down to a basket, the other standing. Green was one of the first English artists to use soft-ground etching (the technique employed here). Many of his plates were sold on to other publishers, with the result that impressions continued to be printed posthumously (as here).
[Ref: 31833] £220.00