The etchings today are of the sea as viewed from the shore. A stormy sea, a shipwreck, low tide, and a calm coastal scene done by different artists.
#TheMorningAftertheWreckofaDutchEastIndia-Man is this etchings full title. Etched by #JCousen after a painting by C Stanfield. Depicting the wreck of a freighter as it breaks up on a reef. A fine depiction of the sea and those who struggle against it. Here – a few insets to show how talented J Cousen was as an etcher.
Now a calmer coastal scene at low tide titled #OntheCoastofPicardy. Etched by an unknown hand after a painting by #RichardParkesBonington. Once again a wonderful steel engraving done in the first half of the 1800’s.
And to finish, a pastoral coastal scene. Once again done by an unknown hand but from a painting by Albert Cuyp. Etched around 1838.
A post of few words but then wonderful works of art need not be long-winded but rather they are at times beyond words and need to be experienced .