Print: Baxter - CL 267 - This is one of Baxter's best known prints and so good to find a copy in such good condition. On the original engraved steel plate is the title and "Designed by F. J. Baynes, Engraved, Printed & Published by G. Baxter, Patentee, 11 & 12, Northampton Square, June 18th, 1852 (Entered at Stationers' Hall),"
The designer, F J Baynes, is documented as being on Baxter's staff and was an artist who unfortunately was addicted to alcohol. Going home one night in anger he smashed up the household effects, the only thing to escape destruction being a chair. Next morning the unfortunate parent noticed his little child standing at this chair having breakfast - no table being available. The youngster looked up and said "So nice, daddy." The father, in repentant mood, sketched the scene and took it to Baxter, and this print is the result.
The print was produced from eight blocks, of which three of them are wood, and was originally sold at 2s.
Size (cm ht x w): 14 x 9.9 (image) 20.8 x 16.3 (mount)
State: On stamped mount s issued
Condition: Pristine colours, light stain line on the corners of the mount where it has been mounted in an album - which is the reason it has retained its colours as new! Small silver spec to top left, please see image