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The Etcher

SEILER, Carl Wilhelm Anton (1846 - 1921)

The Etcher

Date: 1892

Media: oil on panel

Size: 24.4 x 20.3 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2501

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

This ornate interior and the etcher’s sumptuous clothes date to the eighteenth century. For many it represented an era of  elegance and refinement in art which no longer existed in the current age of Realism and Impressionism. Seiler reflects his own attention to detail in the way that the etcher peers in intently at the point of his stylus.



Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
3 January 2018, 13:13
Hi there Anwen

Thank you for your enquiry. I will contact you via email to put you in touch with our image licensing officer to arrange a print. Hope all is going well with the redecorating!

Digital Team
3 January 2018, 12:26
This has long been my favourite picture but I can't find it on your Print on Demand service as you can't search for a particular painting. We are redecorating and I was hoping to get a copy of this printed to go on the top of the stairs. Is it possible to get a copy that would fill an 86 cm wide by 210 cm high space?
Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
22 December 2015, 14:40

Hi there

You can request it through our Print on Demand service.

Thanks for your enquiry

Digital Team

22 December 2015, 11:26
Where can I purchase a print of this? Many thanks.
Lee Patterson
15 May 2013, 20:00
One of my favourites on show at our wonderful national gallery
rob tremain, launceston, cornwall.
14 November 2011, 20:16
saw this painting last month - absolutely wonderful!

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