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Pair of 19th Century Aquatints: "One Mile From Gretna" & "False Alarm On the Road To Gretna" After Charles B Newhouse
REF: P1588 / LA222942
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Charles B Newhouse (1805-1877) was an artist noted for his portrayals of horses and carriages and was active 1830-40. These aquatints are engraved by Richard G Reeve (1803-89) after Newhouse's paintings. They are amusing scenes of panic on the way to Gretna Green, Scotland where, until 1856, a couple could get married without a residence requirement or parental consent. One of the scenes is entitled "One Mile from Gretna - our Governor in sight with a screw loose!" which shows a couple being pursued, but the pursuer has lost a bolt on the wheel of the carriage. The other is entitled "A false alarm in the road to Gretna - 'tis only the Mail!", in which an eloping couple clearly think they have been caught and then find that the pursuer is only the mail coach!
Art & Stuff has clarified that the Pair of 19th Century Aquatints: "One Mile From Gretna" & "False Alarm On the Road To Gretna" After Charles B Newhouse (LA222942) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Mid 19th Century
Some browning to the paper consistent with age but the images are clear and unfaded.
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