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Print: Baxter - CL 262 - From a painting by Samuel Baruch. Hallé, a French artist. It was painted in 1853 and was exhibited as ‘The Writing Lesson’ at the Royal Academy in 1855, the year Baxter produced his print. The original painting was sold in London some 20 years ago and reappeared at Bonhams New York in 2015. It was interesting that they sold this as ‘The First Lesson’ rather than ‘The Writing Lesson’ showing that Baxter’s image was more well-known?


Signed on the extreme right-hand corner of the picture, "Published March 28th, 1855, by G.  Baxter, Proprietor and Patentee, London,"


It was produced from thirteen blocks, some wood, some zinc, and was originally sold at 3s. 


Date: 1855


Size (cm ht x w): 21.5 x 16.7 (print)


State: On Stamped Mount as issued over mounted in modern card


Condition: Very good colours to print, mount is overall lightly toned but with some darker staining that has crept into the top left corner of the print but as this part of the print is dark anyway it is hardly noticeable. The over mount than cover this to still make a very attractive print

The First Lesson (SM)

SKU: 1763

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