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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.

Moonlight | Thomas Creswick | Etching | Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

94 x 151 mm

Etching, 1839. The plate signed, dated and inscribed Etching Club. A fine impression, probably before the 1844 edition. The lettering very clear, on laid china paper on wove. Trimmed in the margins


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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.

When issued in the Etching Club’s Etch’d Thoughts, 1844, it was accompanied by lines from Shelley’s “The Cloud”

That orbed maiden, with white fire laden,
Whom mortals call the Moon …