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Line engraving on cream laid paper with deckled edge
From the numbered edition of 109
Published by the Print Collector's Club, London
Plate: 156 mm x 156 mm. Sheet: 323 mm x 259 mm.
re. Campbell Dodgson 19 v/v
Exceptionally fine impression from the only edition of 100 signed proofs. This remarkable work was Stephen Gooden’s first engraving to be published as an independent plate.
A superb example of Stephen Gooden’s highly finished line engraving technique, Satyrs is one of the artist’s three largest independent plates. The meticulous handling of Stephen Gooden’s works moved the famous print connoisseur Campbell Dodgson to write: “Rare in these days of haste and impatience, in which the slow achievement of perfection in any branch of art is out of fashion, is the diligent craftsmanship which has produced (these) exquisite engravings…”.