[L'Allegro]Tower'd cities please us then [ms]
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, letterpress printed in red, sheet 110 x 165mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed; slightly dusty.
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro' by landscape painter Thomas Creswick (1811-69). From an edition of the poem (which had long been a popular subject for visual artists) with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club, published in 1849. Creswick exhibited prolifically and successfully at the Royal Academy throughout his career (he became an R.A. in 1851) and his etchings 'demonstrate a sure grasp of the technique and conventions of etching (DNB).
[Ref: 35898] £75.00