Original antique master print. It shows: a scene of five young women and a man near a drinking well. With them are 7 children, either being washed or dressing after washing.
Made by James Godby after Francis Wheatley.
Medium: original handcoloured etching, stipple and line engraving on wove paper.
Sheet size: 66.5 x 52 cm (26.18 x 20.47 inch). Image size: 62 x 46 cm. (24.41 x 18.11 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Image: very good. Margins extended with paper pasted to the rear, closing small tears in the margins. Top margin poor. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
DRINKING WELL-HYDE PARK-LONDON | DP-A1-001-26
Master print published by J. Murphy in 1802. 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 James Godby after Wheatley.
Biography engraver: James Godby (act. 1790-1815) was a printmaker who worked from London in the early nineteenth century.
Biography artist: Francis Wheatley RA (1747-1801) was an English portrait and landscape painter.