Here we have an antique dry point etching of a gent making a grand toast to a sweet life. I love the sharp Fu Man Chu on the well dressed toaster. He commands the room and commands his drink. Nothing better than a boisterous old art piece to remind us of the good times to be had.
The rare print is attributed to Francis Seymour Haden but I can't confirm the signature because it bleeds off the plate. It was listed as a Haden print at the auction where I acquired it. I'll leave it up to you.
Here is an intro biography of Francis Haden
courtesy of Wikipedia:
Sir Francis Seymour Haden CMG FRCS PPRE (16 September 1818 – 1 June 1910), was an English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmaking and founded the Society of Painter-Etchers, now styled the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (https://www.re-printmakers.com/) at his home, 38 Hertford Street, Mayfair, on the 31st July, 1880.
The rare print and matting measures 14" tall and 16" wide. The exposed image measures 10" wide and 8" tall. There is discoloration on the print along the edges of the matting. The print has some natural unevenness throughout the face. The etching is attached to the matting with a piece of art tape along the top (see pic) Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship to the continental USA only. The etching and matting will be shipping in an acid free sleeve. Free shipping on the print.
Raise your glasses y'all. Cheers!