Mezzotints. A New Printing from eleven Recently Discovered Original Steel Plates. John CONSTABLE, David LUCAS.
Mezzotints. A New Printing from eleven Recently Discovered Original Steel Plates.
Mezzotints. A New Printing from eleven Recently Discovered Original Steel Plates.

Mezzotints. A New Printing from eleven Recently Discovered Original Steel Plates.

London: The Tate Gallery, 1993. Limited edition, no. 10 of 100 sets. Publisher's dark green cloth portfolio, gilt lettered black morocco label to the upper cover, pocket to the inner cover housing notes two matching booklets comprising notes on and a catalogue of the plates plus the original prospectus with order form. 11 loose plates plus a further five variant impressions of "A Cottage in a Cornfield", executed by Anthony Dyson on Velin Blanc Lanagravure cotton rag. Small repaired tear to the upper wrapper of the prospectus, else an excellent set. Published two years after a large exhibition of Constable's works that prompted the owner of 10 of these hitherto-unknown plates to come forward, with a further plate beiong loaned from another source. The variants of that single plate were included to illustrate how the use of different papers and also inking and wiping techniques would affect the final appearance. Item #35366

Price: £550.00

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