David Lucas (1802-1881)
“Hampstead Heath, Harow in the Distance”, 1845, after John Constable’s (1776–1837) painting, “View of Hampstead Heath. Child’s Hill, Harrow in the distance”, 1824 (see https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/288850), plate 10 from a series of forty mezzotints published by Henry George Bohn (1796–1884) in 1855 in “English Landscape Scenery: A Series of Forty Mezzotinto Engravings on Steel, by David Lucas. From Pictures Painted by John Constable, R.A.”. Note that this mezzotint was republished in 1993 with the title removed (see https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/constable-lucas-hampstead-heath-harrow-in-the-distance-t06757).
Mezzotint (steel plate) with drypoint printed on heavy wove paper.
Size: (sheet) 27.6 x 32.8 cm; (plate) 17.6 x 21 cm; (image borderline) 14 x 17.8 cm.
Numbered in plate above the image borderline: (right) ”10”.
Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “John Constable. R.A.”; (centre) “Hampstead Heath, Harrow in the distance”; (right) “David Lucas.”
Shirley 47 (Andrew Shirley 1930, “The Published Mezzotints of David Lucas After John Constable, R.A.”, Clarendon Press); Hill 1985, no.28 (see https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/constable-lucas-hampstead-heath-harrow-in-the-distance-t04073).
See also the description of this print from a trial state offered by the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1846-1114-34.
Condition: a strong and well-printed impression. Beyond minor marks in the margin, the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.
I am selling this mezzotint translation of Constable painting of the same scene—note that this print is far more than a reproduction of Constable’s painting, as Lucas has introduced some significant changes such as the addition of grasses at lower left—for AU$236 (currently US$152.70/EUR153.30/GBP134.22 at the time of posting this print) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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