Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.
Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.
Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.
Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.
Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.
Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.
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Axel Herman Haig. Linlithgow Palace. Etching. 1901.

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Artist: Axel Herman Haig (Sweden, 1835 – 1921) His etchings made him "the Piranesi of the Gothic Revival."
Title: Linlithgow Palace (Scotland, 15 miles west of Edinburgh).
Signed, Titled, and Dated in plate: in an unidentified hand (likely the artist, himself) in pencil 'Linlithgow Palace' l.l.; etched monogram AH in a circle between 19 snd 01 l.r.
Dimensions: Image 7" x 10". Plate 8 3/4" x 12 1/4". Sheet 12 1/2" x 19 1/4". 
Publisher: Virtue & Co.  
Edition:  In 1902, the etching was published in The Art Journal. New Series.
London: H. Virtue & Co.
Date: 1901.
Materials and Techniques: etching on thick cream wove paper.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Worn and broken corners, spotting, minor foxing, tears. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Illustrated Catalogue of Etchings by Axel Herman Haig. The Collection of Richard H. Hood...to be Sold...December 16th, 1919. No 148.
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum 1921,0705.16. 
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: English School XIX C. Swedish School XIX C.
Note: This entry incorporates text from the catalog entry and uses the catalog description of the same item from the collection of the British Museum.
- A copy before letters and signature. The absence of lettering, signature, and big margins suggests we possibly have a particular impression (artist's or printer's proof?). Not in the Armstrong's Catalog. (Armstrong, 1905. Axel Herman Haig and his Work). A copy from the British Museum lettered above image with the publication line: 'Copyright 1902, Published by H. Virtue and Company, Limited, London.'. Signed in graphite by the engraver below the image 'Axel H. Haig', and inscribed at the bottom of the sheet: 'Linlithgow Palace - undesr. by Armstrong'.