Herbert Thomas Dicksee was a British painter born in 1862. He was best known for his sensitive depictions of animals including dogs, lions and tigers. Dicksee’s family was well-ingrained into the art world; his father was an artist and his nephew, Sir Frank Dicksee, was the president of the Royal Academy in London from 1924–1928. Herbert went on to study at the Slade School of Art in London on a scholarship, and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. Many of Dicksee’s most famous works were transcribed into prints and etchings published by Klackner of London. He died on February 20, 1942 in Hampstead, England.
The present etching is a first edition signed artist's proof etching on vellum. "Footsteps" is in excellent condition and is mounted into the simple old wooden frame giving an overall size of 15"x 22". Listed as "Scarce" in the Dicksee catalogue this etching shows a West Highland White Terrier with a Scottish Terrier behind. On the plate is the monogram "H...D..." and the date 1925. There is a nice old label on the back for "S. Fletcher, Fine Art Dealer, Halifax".