Strolling Players, Lydd. 1907. Etching. Hardie 335. 7 x 9 7/8 (sheet 8 1/4 x 11 1/16). A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream laid paper with full margins. Excellent condition. Illustrated: Malcolm Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: Frank Short. Signed in pencil. $400.
Lydd, in Kent, England, is one of the larger villages lying on the Romney Marsh, and is the most southerly village in Kent. Lydd was founded on an island in the marshes by the Saxons and was known as Hylda. Today the centerpiece of the town of Lydd is the mediaeval All Saints Church, the longest church in Kent. All Saints Church, known as the "Cathedral of the Marsh", the church is 200 feet long and its 15th century tower features four asymmetrical spires. In the Middle Ages the church featured several altars as well as at least ten candlelit shrines.
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