John Knox's House by Hedley Fitton

John Knoxs House by Hedley Fitton

John Knox's House

Hedley Fitton

Title

John Knox's House

 
Artist

Hedley Fitton

  1859 - 1929 (biography)
Year
1909  
Technique
etching with roulette at lower margin 
Image Size
15 7/8 x 11 11/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; signed in plate, lower left; signed in plate in reverse, lower right. 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in plate in reverse, lower right, pencil titled in unidentified hand, along bottom margin. 
Reference
Not in Dunthorne which goes into 1911. 
Paper
antique-white laid with "L.O.A. & P.W.O" watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18200 
Price
$450.00 
Description

This complex etching, with added roulette, by British printmaker Hedley Fitton is of the "John Knox" house in Edinburgh, Scotland that was rumored to be the residence of the protestant reformer (it was not). Fitton was noted for his detailed architectural works, done throughout Europe.

The building was begun in 1490 and went through many changes through the years. Over the centuries it has been the subject of many artists' works, photographs and postcards. It was remodeled in 1984 and is now owned by the Church of Scotland and is a museum, administered by the Scottish Storytelling Centre.