Subject: Antique print, titled: ”Leith Docks” – Harbour view of men loading a sailing ship with another man watching. Several other ships in the background.
Condition: Very good, given age. Some staining in the margins, and a few faint stains in the top left corner of the image. Faint offsetting from the opposite text page in the book. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching on laid (verge) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 21 x 30.2 cm. The image size is ca. 12.6 x 20.1 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 11.9 inch. The image size is ca. 5 x 7.9 inch.
Part Number: 68681
Description: This print was commissioned by P.G. Hamerton for his book “Etching and Etchers” published in an edition of 1000 copies. Signed and titled in the plate.
Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘William Brassey Hole’ after own design. William Brassey Hole (Salisbury 1846 – Edinburgh 1917) was a Scottish landscape etcher and painter. Het studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London and began exhibiting there in 1873. He moved to Edinburgh around 1875 and became a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society.