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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 Palmer’s approach.

Summer | Thomas Creswick | Etching | Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

94 x 113 mm

Etching, 1839. The plate signed and dated and inscribed Etching Club. A fine impression, probably before the edition in 1844, the lettering very clear. Printed on laid china paper on wove. A small intrusion beneath the china paper in the bottom right corner in the plate margin. Trimmed in the margins of the support sheet.


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Additional Information about the Print

Etched for one of the Club’s early sessions and initially only printed in a few impressions, it was not widely published till 1844, in the Club’s folio album Etch’d Thoughts.

Closely related to Creswick’s painting The Priory.

When published in the Club’s Etch’d Thoughts, it was accompanied by the Keats sonnet

To one who has been long in city pent
Tis very sweet to look into the fair
And open face of Heaven – to breathe a prayer
Full in the smile of the blue firmament….