published in 1797
Softground etching and aquatint
Gift of William Ellery Greene for the Lucy S. Greene Collection 1963.566
Catalogue raisonné: Hayes 5
Gainsborough was one of the first English artists to attempt original work using the newly invented
techniques of aquatint and soft-ground etching. His almost impressionistic handling of these new media
was perfectly in keeping with his chalk, pencil, and washed sketches of the landscape. The freshness and vitality of Gainsborough’s original prints, all published posthumously, place them among the greatest of all original English landscape prints.
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