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The Etcher

SEILER, Carl Wilhelm Anton (1846 - 1921)

[image: The Etcher]

Date: 1892

Media: oil on panel

Size: 24.4 x 20.3 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2501

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

This ornate interior and the etcher’s sumptuous clothes date to the eighteenth century. For many it represented an era of  elegance and refinement in art which no longer existed in the current age of Realism and Impressionism. Seiler reflects his own attention to detail in the way that the etcher peers in intently at the point of his stylus.



Lee Patterson, 15 May 2013, 20:00

One of my favourites on show at our wonderful national gallery

rob tremain, launceston, cornwall., 14 November 2011, 20:16

saw this painting last month - absolutely wonderful!

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