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Thomas Creswick R.A.   
Sheffield 1811 1869 Bayswater, London

A landscape painter, Creswick was amongst the earliest of British artists to paint directly from nature in the open air. He had settled in London in 1836 and was a foundation member of The Etching Club in 1838. Light permeates his earliest etchings and in this respect he anticipates Palmers approach.

The Blacksmithy Shop | Thomas Creswick | Etching | Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

The Blacksmithy Shop
84 x 127 mm

Etching 1838. With the etched signature, date, title and the words Etching Club, in the lower plate border. An early fresh, clear impression, printed on laid china paper on wove. Probably before the 1844 edition. Trimmed in the margins and with slight foxing.


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Etched at one of the Club’s earliest evening gatherings, and loosely related to a Creswick painting, The Blacksmithy Shop was only printed in a few impressions in 1838. It was not widely published till six years later, in 1844, in the Etching Club’s album Etch’d Thoughts,  with the title ‘The Smithy’ and accompanying the poem “The Smithy” by Henry W. Longfellow

Under a spreading Chestnut tree
The village Smithy stands;…