1824 Hand-Colored Aquatint Etching "The Town of Peterhead"
An antique 1824 hand-colored aquatint etching drawn from life by I. Clark. The print is titled The Town of Peterhead, and depicts the port town of Peterhead, Scotland. In the foreground lie several small homes, around which groupings of figures wander and carry out everyday tasks. Beyond this scene, water calmly laps against a dark beach as boats float across its surface. In the background. In the far distance rises a simple skyline, framing the water from both sides. In the print’s lower margin, the artist’s name is printed as well as this publishing information: ‘London, Published by Smith & Elder, Fenchurch Street, 1824.’ The title and a small crest including what is still the town’s motto to this day, ‘Veritas Vincit’ or ‘Truth Prevails,’ is also printed in the lower margin. The print is presented behind glass in a stunning hand-carved wooden frame with gilt finish. A wire is attached to the verso for hanging.
-consistent with age. Foxing across image, especially along right edge. Frame is in outstanding condition for age.