Original antique print, titled: ‘[Untitled village scene]’. It shows: a farmer on a cart, handing a basket to a woman in her back yard. The woman is accompanied by her three children. Also in the porch is a sow beneath a wooden roof.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: mezzotint, coloured a-la-poupee with watercolour highlights on wove paper.
Sheet size: 63 x 51 cm (24.8 x 20.08 inch). Image size: 57.5 x 45.5 cm. (22.64 x 17.91 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Image good: a small tear in the middle of the image, closed with acid-free tape, two clusters of pinprick holes in the top corners, backed with paper and acid-free tape, and a wormhole in the bottom left corner. Margins fair: a small closed tear in the right margin, a closed tear on the platemark (6cm), discolouration in the margins, margins reinforced. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
CART-UNLOAD-STRAW-DOG-HOG | DP-A1-001-23
Master print published by James Ward in 1800. 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: James Ward.
Biography engraver: 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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