PRINT BY: H Morton
AFTER/ARTIST: George Fennel Robson
PUBLISHER: Robson / Longman, Hurst et al.
METHOD: Aquatint, over soft ground etching
IMAGE SIZE: 15.0 by 8.25 inches
NOTES: A very nice view, actually entitled ‘View from Stirling’, looking west across the plain, showing the Castle with the Palace block prominent on the right. Stirling Castle is perhaps Scotland’s second most important Castle after Edinburgh. The print is from the noted series of 41 views of Scotland by George Fennel Robson, ‘Scenery of the Grampian Mountains’, this from the 1819 edition where the soft ground etchings were aquatinted over. The beautiful soft gradations of colour and tone on this series have always been highly regarded. The print was No 1 in the volume. Robson (1788 – 1833) was a prolific artist, mostly in watercolour. According to Mallalieu, he died tragically of food poisoning aged 45.
CONDITION: Good, the print generally feels a little rubbed, has an old crease down the RH side and has a tear top centre, which has been carefully repaired.
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