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A rare moonlight engraving
A rare moonlight engraving


A rare moonlight engraving
Ann Rayner, circa 1840
engraved landscape after Cuyp on Ashford black marble in red morocco, felt lined case. A retailer's label on reverse for Sheffield and Buxton.
9½in. (24.5cm.) long
Tomlinson, John Michael. Derbyshire Black Marble (Matlock Bath, 1996) pp.21-4.

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In her 1876 work English Female Artists, Ellen Crayton recorded that "Mrs Rayner was distinguished in early life for her beautiful engravings on black marble". Her engravings today are rare, examples can be found at Buxton art gallery, Chatsworth house, and another sold July 13th this year at Halls (£3400).

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