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Tuesday 22 October 2019

John Mallows Youngman's etching, “Old Almshouses”, 1874

John Mallows Youngman (1817–1899)
“Old Almshouses”, 1874, proof-state impression.
Although my research has failed to confirm the following, I believe (a sincere apology if I am wrong) that this print was ultimately published in London in 1874 by Thomas McLean (1788–1875) and printed by Auguste Delâtre (1822–1907) in “Gleanings from Nature: A Series of Twelve Etchings” (see description of this publication at viaLibri: and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Note: the British Museum does no hold an impression of this etching but the museum has a reasonably large collection of this artist’s other etchings:
Etching with pale plate tone on tissue-thin laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 25.5 x 21.2 cm.; (plate) 17.6 x 15.1 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (indistinctly at lower right corner) “[…]4 [7?]/ Old Al[m]s Houses”.
Condition: strong, proof-state impression (based on the tissue-thin paper and no lettered publication details) in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing).
I am selling this darkly glowing etching by a lesser known 19th century British artist known for his landscape studies of the Saffron Walden region (Uttlesford district of Essex), for AU$168 (currently US$115.27/EUR103.43/GBP89.08 at the time of posting this print) 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 marvellous gem of an etching that has (to my eyes) more than a little of the great John Constable guiding the artist’s hand, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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