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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: Westminister Abbey

Title of artwork:
Westminister Abbey
Artist:
Walker, Francis S.
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Etching
Engraver:
Walker, Francis S.
Author:
Bradley, Emily Tennyson
Title of Publication:
Annals of Westminster Abbey
Publisher:
Cassell and Company Ltd.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1895
Curator Comment:
Francis S. Walker was a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Society of Painter Etchers. Although he was primarily recognised as a painter, he was much involved in illustration and printmaking during his working life, which was spent in London.
Note on artwork:
An etching of the Abbey by night was selected as the frontispiece to this historical work. The inclusion of an original etching, printed from the plate processed by Walker, together with the book’s scale, its high quality binding and gilt lettering, indicates that the publication was for the luxury market.


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