74: Peacock Etching By Edward And Charles Detmold
Title: "Peacocks" (upright plate) - Etching
Author: Detmold, Edward Julius & Detmold, [Charles] Maurice
Description: Original etching. 18.5x11.5 cm. (7¼x4½") on a 30x21 cm (11¾x8¼") sheet.A peacock stands on a slope with his tail spread and raised high behind him. On a lower level are two peahens. Signed by E.J. Detmold and initialed in pencil in the lower margin. The Detmold twins collaborated on a number of animal etchings at the close of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. Maurice Detmold committed suicide in 1908, Edward would go on to success as an illustrator of numerous works including The Fables of Aesop, Maurice Maeterlinck's Life of the Bee and Fabre's Book of Insects.
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