Etching Club (Biographical details)

Etching Club (1838 - 1885; active)

Also known as

Etching Club


Founded in February 1838, with a limit of 12 artists. Plates made at meetings that were later revised and commercially sold as series. These were:
1841 The Deserted Village
1843 Songs of Shakespeare
1844 Etched thoughts of the Etching Club
1847 Gray's Elegy in a country churchyard
1849 L'Allegro
1853 Songs and ballads of Shakespeare
1857 Etchings for the Art Union of London
1865 Selection of etchings (being work of 1858-61)
1872 Etchings for the Art Union of London
1879 21 etchings
1880 Il Penseroso

There was a later spin-off in the so-called 'Junior' etching club (whence the first one was sometimes later known as the 'Old' etching club).


Emma Chambers
Andrea Fredericksen, whole issue of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin for Summer 2002 (see PQ 2004 pp.168-9)