Prints after Abraham SolomonWaiting for the Verdict, engraved by W.H. Simmons 1866

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Artist
Prints after Abraham Solomon (1824‑1862)
Title
Waiting for the Verdict, engraved by W.H. Simmons
Date 1866
MediumMezzotint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 555 x 700 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously 1983
Reference
T03616
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03616 WAITING FOR THE VERDICT 1866

Mezzotint 21 13/16 × 27 1/2 (555 × 700) on India paper laid on wove paper 25 3/4 × 31 3/16 (655 × 792); plate-mark 25 5/16 × 29 7/8 (644 × 786)
Engraved inscription ‘ASolomon 1857’ (initials in monogram) b.l. of image; etched inscription ‘ London Published Novr 1st 1862, by Henry Graves & Co the Proprietors Publishers to the Queen, 6 Pall Mall ’ above image t.r.
Presented anonymously by the former owner of T03614–15, 1982

For discussion of the subjects of T03616-T03616, see the entries on the original paintings by Abraham Solomon, T03614-T03615.

Despite the inscription on T03616 it seems clear that these prints were both published together on 1 January 1866. According to the declaration made by the publisher, Henry Graves, to the Printsellers' Association on 15 January of that year, they were issued in the following quantities: 200 Artist's Proofs, priced at 8 guineas each; 25 Presentation Proofs 100 Proofs before Letters at 6 guineas each and 100 Proofs; with Letters at 4 guineas each. Ordinary prints, run off according to demand, were priced at 2 guineas each (An Alphabetical List of Engravings Declared at the Office of the Printsellers' Association, London, 1847–1891, 1892)… (read more)

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