The image is 160 by 120mm and is printed on (A4) finest Ilford cotton rag 310 gram paper using the highest quality digital reproduction methods, and archival inkjet inks. The picture looks stunning in a plain black frame as it draws viewers in to look at the angler who is intensely concentrating on setting up his tackle.
All the etchings in this series are from the original artist’s proofs from a portfolio of original prints we acquired called “The Proofs before Letters”. To our knowledge this is the first time these etchings have been available to the public.
W R Smith was a master engraver who produced his work in the early 19th century. Many of his engravings are now held by major museums and galleries around the world including the Tate in London and the Getty in the US. Originals seldom come available and when they do they sell for a premium.