Plane in Rycot Park, Oxon [England], 1806
Soft ground etching
Published by Delamotte in 1806 in "Forest Scenery," the second of his three major publications and as part of his "Forest Trees" series of 1804-10. Signed and dated in plate lower left: "Wm. Delamotte 1806"; titled in plate lower center margin: "Plane in Rycot Park, Oxon."; inscribed in plate lower left margin: "Drawn & Etched by W. De La Motte"; inscribed in plate lower center margin: "Pubd as the Act directs by Wm Delamotte, G Marlow Janry 1, 1806". A fine impression printed in brown ink on heavy cream wove paper mounted on Japanese tissue with sheet measuring 24 x 17 1/2 inches. In fine condition aside from repaired marginal tears not extending more than 1/2 inch into platemark.