Leopards etching by Herbert Dicksee, Play. A very strong black and white wildlife picture of a pair of leopards climbing on a tree trunk playing. The powerful etching is by Herbert Thomas Dicksee signed and dated 1907 and published May 1st 1904 by Frost & Reed. This magnificently grand, rare masterpiece of early 20th century printmaking executed by one of the most famous of the animals’, especially wild cats, artist. An exceptionally large and richly inked black and white impression very strong and extremely detailed image with generous margins laid upon a conservator’s support sheet. The original sheet has a few spots and slight wrinkles in the margin otherwise it is in very good condition considering the age and huge size of the print. The etching is mounted to a backboard but unframed.
The extra information’s printed around the image state as follow:
– Lettered on plate below the image borderline under the signature (left): “Etched by H. Dicksee R.E”
-Lettered on plate above the image borderline at centre: “Published at 8. Clare Street, Bristol, by Frost & Reed. Print sellers of London, Bristol & Clifton. May 1st 1907 Berlin, Stiefbold & Co. 25 MarkgrafenStrasse, Copyright registered
– Inscribed on plate in the centre low: “Copyright 1907 in the United States of America by Frost & Reed of Bristol, England’.