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Monday 8 January 2024

Brunet-Debaines’ etching, “Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire: Chapel of the Nine Altars”, 1882, after Wyllie

Alfred Louis Brunet-Debaines (1845–1939)

“Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire: Chapel of the Nine Altars”, 1882, after William Lionel Wyllie (1851–1931), published in London in 1882 by Seeley, Jackson & Halliday (fl.1867–1880) as an illustration inserted at page 88 in volume 13 to (Ed.) Philip Gilbert Hamerton’s (1834–1894) art periodical, “The Portfolio”.

Etching on heavy laid cream paper (Portfolio watermark) with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 34.5 x 24.3 cm; (plate) 25.8 x 18.7 cm; (image borderline) 22.8 x 15.9 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “A Brunet-Debaines.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a description of this print:

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with full margins as published in pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this remarkably strong etching of the ruins at the medieval Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire (England) showing the Chapel of the Nine Altars that I understand is famous for its early English Gothic architecture, for AU$227 (currently US$131.67/EUR119.14/GBP104.88 at the time of posting 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 near faultless impression of a superb etching in pristine/museum quality condition, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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