- URN: 37.26
Artist Name : DADD, Frank (RA, RI, ROI)
- Artwork Name:
Ploughing On The Sussex Downs (2).
- Printing Process:
Woodcut & Wood Engraving
- Support Surface:
- Overall Size (w x h, cms): 41 x 28 cms
- Image Size (w x h, cms): 32 x 22.5 cms
- Price: £23.00
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Locale of work: England
- Print Category:
Animals - Birds And Landscape And Midhurst - Local & Surrounding Area And Pastoral And South Downs National Park
- Colour: Colour
- Colour Application: With Later Hand Colour
- Verso: Printed Text - Page 446 of the Illustrated London News. Includes a short article of 'Ploughing on the South Downs' which discusses the out-dated use of bovine force for agricultural ploughing in some districts of the southern counties.
- Condition of Artwork: Minor marks & Faint creases - Please inspect image carefully.
W. M. R.
- Printer: Illustrated London News, London.
- Publisher: Illustrated London News, London. November 5th, 1881.
- Publication Magazine: Illustrated London News (1881)
- Notes: A full page antique wood engraving from a 1881 edition of The Illustrated London News. Engraved by W. M. R. Quick after a drawing by Frank Dadd (RA, RI, ROI); this is page 445 from the November 5th issue of the popular publication, in 1881. This fine, original engraving shows cattle and farmers ploughing the fields on the South Downs in West Sussex. Some hand colour has been added later, after the time of publication.
- Further Information: Frank Dadd was born on the 28th March 1851 in London. He studied at the Royal College of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won a Silver medal for drawing from life. He worked as an illustrator for the Illustrated London News from 1878-1884 and then at The Graphic, another pupular illustrated magazine of the time, specialising in historical work. F. Dadd was honoured to have his paintings chosen for an exhibition at the Royal Academy from 1878. He was then elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colours in 1884 as well as the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1888. He resided at Wallington, Surrey and later in life at Teignmouth in Devon where he passed away on 7th March 1929.