[Portrait of an old woman]
Etching with very large margins, platemark 145 x 125mm (5¾ x 5").
Portrait of an old woman inspecting a ring, after the Flemish painter and contemporary of Rembrandt Jacques Jordaens (1593-1678). Etched by the Scottish painter and etcher Andrew Geddes (1783-1844). The Oxford DNB states that 'as an etcher Geddes ranks higher than as a painter; his plates may be regarded as among the very earliest examples in modern British art of the brilliancy, concentration, and spirited selection of line proper to a ‘painter's-etching’'. This plate was one of ten published by Geddes in 1826.
CD 37.iii; Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36804] £95.00