Original antique master print, titled: ‘Rustic Conversation’. It shows: a horse farmer leaning on a pitchfork, talking to leaning through a window. In the farmer’s stable are two feeding horses, one of which saddled for plough work, as well as a large dog.
Made by Samuel William Reynolds after James Ward.
Medium: mezzotint engraving / etching with original old hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 66.5 x 52.5 cm (26.18 x 20.67 inch). Image size: 60.5 x 47.5 cm. (23.82 x 18.7 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Bottom third of the margins and image dampstained, not very noticeable. Several closed pinholes. Margins weak around the platemark. Rear: edges reinforced with paper tape, remains of attachment to carrier/framing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
BARN-FARM-HORSE-PITCHFORK-YOKE-DOG | DP-A1-001-21
Master print published by T. Philipe in 1794. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by S.W. Reynolds after James Ward.
Biography engraver: Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a mezzotint engraver, landscape painter and gardener. He was popular engraver in both England and France, and the National Portrait Gallery in London alone holds over 400 of his works.
Biography artist: James Ward (1769-1859), R.A., was a painter, particularly of animals, and an engraver. He was the younger brother of William Ward, engraver.
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