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Axel Haig (1835-1921) - Large Signed 1889 Etching, Burgos Cathedral Interior

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A fine etching by the artist Axel Herman Haig (1835-1921), depicting the interior of the Burgos Cathedral in Spain. The crisp plate strike conveys fine architectural details and intricate figures. The artist has signed the work in graphite, below the plate. There is also a monogram in the plate, along with the date '1889'. Signed. On wove.


Scattered foxing, discolouration and age toning. Creasing to top left corner.


67.8 x 44.6cm (26.7" x 17.6")
Sheet: 76.9 x 52.7cm (30.3" x 20.7")
Plate: 70 x 46.5cm (27.6" x 18.3")

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Artist Biography

Painter, etcher, illustrator and architect born in Katthamra on the island of Gotland, Sweden. After studying naval architecture and shipbuilding in Karlskrona, in 1856 he moved to Glasgow, Scotland to continue his training. He subsequently moved to London, where he remained for a number of years before settling in Haslemere, Surrey. Haig was elected RE in 1881 and also showed at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Dowdeswells, Dudley Gallery, Fine Art Society, Walker Art Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. However, he continued to pay regular visits to Sweden and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy.

In total, Axel Haig produced more than four hundred etchings, the majority depicting castles, towers and cathedrals in both England and on the Continent. The Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum, both hold examples of his etched work. Haig died in Southsea, Hampshire.

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Code pp081
Artist Axel Haig (1835-1921)
Date 1889
Dimensions 67.8 x 44.6cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Interiors
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