Dedham Castle, After Turner
Dimensions: plate: 3 3/16 × 4 7/8 in. (8.1 × 12.4 cm)
sheet: 9 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (24.1 × 26.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1998
About: This is one of Sloan's earliest efforts in the medium of etching. On viewing it late in his career, he said it was "so timidly bitten that it looks like a drypoint. The exciting action of the acid evidently frightened me so that it is hard for me to believe that the lines ever saw acid. Done at the age of seventeen." The image was copied from a print of Turner's "Norham Castle on the Tweed" that hung over his family's mantelpiece.
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