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after Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923) - 1908 Mezzotint, The Imperial Forces



A fine early 20thC mezzotint after the original painting by Walter Dendy Sadler. The print shows a finely dressed gentleman, standing at a dinner table, addressing the party. The mezzotint has been inscribed at the top edge, in plate, with the publishing details and date. Sadler's signature is in plate. The painting has been presented in a wood frame with glazing and an internal gilt inner window. There is a label at the reverse with the print's title and artist name. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The frame has general scuffing and surface dirt. The mount has uneven discolouration and foxing.


345 x 24.3cm (135.8" x 9.6")
Framed Size: 74.1 x 61.5cm (29.2" x 24.2")

Artist Biography

Walter Dendy Sadler was born in Dorking, a market town in Surrey in southern England, and brought up in Horsham, West Sussex, England. At age 16 he decided to become a painter and enrolled for two years at Heatherly's School of Art in London, subsequently studying in Germany under Burfield and Wilhelm Simmler.

He exhibited at the Dudley Gallery from 1872 and at the Royal Academy from the following year through to the 1890s. He was a member of the RBA, he also exhibited at the RA (Royal Academy). He painted contemporary people in domestic and daily life pursuits, showing them with comical expressions illustrating their greed, stupidity etc. His subjects were usually set in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries with sentimental, romantic and humorous themes. Before painting a scene he would create elaborate settings in which local villagers would often pose as models. Indeed, as he often used the same props and models, these can sometimes be seen repeated in successive paintings in different guises. The home, the inn, the lawyers office, the garden and the golf course all provide subjects for his wit and clever social observation.

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Code ql868
Artist after Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923)
Date 1908
Dimensions 345 x 24.3cm
Medium Mezzotint
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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