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Friday, 7 June 2019

Herbert Dicksee's etching, “Raiders”, 1898


Herbert Dicksee (aka Herbert Thomas Dicksee) (1862–1942)

“Raiders”, 1898, published by Frost & Reed Ltd (1808–1930s) in Bristol, London and Clifton, and by Stiefbold & Co. (fl.c.1884–1909) in Berlin, with copyright registered by Frost & Reed in Washington. (The publication details are based on my understanding of the lettered text on the plate and my apologies for any inaccuracies.)

Etching with drypoint printed in dark brown ink on heavy brown wove paper backed by a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 50.3 x 75.2 cm; (plate indistinct) 44.1 x 67.8 cm; (image borderline) 40 x 66.4 cm.
Inscribed on plate above the image borderline at centre (in extremely small and fine lettering): “Published at 8. Clare Street, Bristol, by Frost & Reed. Printseller of London, Bristol & Clifton. October 1st. 1898. Berlin. Stiefbold & Co. 49 Kromen Strasse. Copyright registered.”
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (centre) “Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1898. by Frost & Reed in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.”; (right) “Raiders.”

Reference: Nicholas Price and The Park Gallery offer a superb PDF booklet, “Herbert Dicksee (1862–1942): The Big Cat Etchings”: http://www.pricefineart.com/wp-content/uploads/Dicksee-catalogue-Big-Cats-.pdf
See also the description of this print at Schotten and Selling Antiques:
See other prints by Dicksee available at Gosvenor Prints:

Condition: exceptionally large richly inked and near faultless impression backed with a conservator’s support sheet of fine archival/millennium quality washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition considering its age and huge size, nevertheless, there are a few minor spots in the margins.

I am selling this magnificently grand, rare masterpiece of nineteenth century printmaking executed by one of the most famous of the animaliers—especially wild cats—for the total cost of AU$620 (currently US$432.45/EUR383.88/GBP340.49 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this gigantic etching of the highest quality and in superb condition, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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