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Monday 5 December 2022

Thomas Landseer’s soft-ground etching, “Hand and Wrist of ‘Duncan’”, 1817, after Benjamin Robert Haydon

Thomas Landseer (1795–1880)

“Hand and Wrist of ‘Duncan’”, 1817, from a series of seven soft-ground etchings after Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786–1846), published in 1817 by Thomas Landseer in “Haydon's drawing-book”. See this etching and another plate showing two hands described by the British Museum: Although I may be wrong, the subject possibly relates to Hadon’s studies for “The Murder of Duncan – Macbeth Stabbing Duncan” (see

Soft-ground etching on chine collé on wove paper, trimmed with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (support sheet) 34.2 x 44 cm; (sheet) 17.8 x 30.5 cm; (plate) 15.2 x 28 cm; (chine collé) 15 x 28 cm.

Lettered in plate along the lower edge: (left) “DUNCAN/ B. R. Haydon. delt.”; (centre) “Pub. May 1. 1817 by T. Landseer 33 Foley Str: London.”; (right) “T. Landseer Sct

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression, trimmed around the platemark and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins. Beyond slightly dusty margins to the original sheet, the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this simply magnificent study of a hand executed as a soft-ground etching, for the total cost of AU$237 (currently US$161.32/EUR153.08/GBP131.31 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 exceptionally fine hand study, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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