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Axel Herman Haig RE (1835-1921) - 1888 Etching, At Matins



A fine late 19th century etching with hand colouring and aquatint. Depicting the Christian service of morning prayer. Inscribed in graphite. Signed in plate. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and minor foxing. Overall the condition is good. Plate lines are still visible.


18.8 x 14.7cm (7.4" x 5.8")
Sheet: 22.8 x 18.1cm (9" x 7.1")

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Artist Biography

Axel Herman Haig (1835-1921) was a 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 pp488
Artist Axel Herman Haig RE (1835-1921)
Date 1888
Dimensions 18.8 x 14.7cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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