The Etching Club

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The Etching Club (also known as Etching Club, the London Etching Club, and the British Etching Club; or the Junior Etching Club for its younger membership grouped separately) was an artists' society founded in London, England, in 1838 by Charles West Cope. The club published illustrated editions of works by authors such as Oliver Goldsmith, Shakespeare, John Milton and Thomas Gray. It effectively ceased to exist in 1878.[1]


Publications of The Etching Club[edit]

Publications of the Junior Etching Club[edit]

  • Junior Etching Club. Passages from Modern English Poets (Forty-Seven Etchings) (London: William Tegg, 1875); Alaric Alexander Watts.

References and bibliography[edit]

  • Cope, H. W. "Reminiscences of Charles West Cope, R. A." (London: Bentley, 1891) p. 35 ff.
  • Ray, Gordon Norton. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914 Dover Publications, 1992) p. 139 ff.
  • Lang, Gladys Engel & Lang, Kurt. Etched in memory: the building and survival of artistic reputation (University of Illinois Press, 2001) p. 37 ff.
  • Fredericksen, A. The Etching Club of London: a taste for painters' etchings (exhibition catalogue, 2002).

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