The Lighthouse / c. 1880

Farrer, Henry
American Etching Revival
Late 19th Century




Pencil signed

Edition: from Japan paper edition of 50

Image: 4 ⅞” x 6 ⅞”

Sheet: 11” x 15 ⅝”

Op: $375

Very good condition



Out of stock



Includes Stonehenge archival white mat and mount, 12 ¾” x 19 ¼” (not shown)

Source: Poets and Etchers / Japan paper edition / 1882

Held in collections including:

  • Metropolitan Museum, New York

Henry Farrer (English-born American, 1844–1903) came to the US as a young man. He built his own etching press and made his first etching in 1868. A self-taught artist, Farrer first aligned himself with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He then moved toward thetonalist style, making watercolors and etchings depicting quiet waterside settings, rich in mood and atmosphere. Farrer helped to found the New York Etching Club, a major force in the American etching revival. He was also a co-founder of the american Watercolor society.

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