Original master print, titled: ‘Gipsey’s Stealing a Child’. It shows a group of gypsies gathered with their animals in a landscape. A woman in the center lifts a child onto the pannier of a donkey, while a man holds up an apple to entice the child.
Made by F. Green after Henry Singleton.
Medium: mezzotint engraving / etching on wove paper.
Sheet size: 57 x 45 cm (22.44 x 17.72 inch). Image size: 57 x 42.5 cm. (22.44 x 16.73 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Cropped to the edge of the image. A fold over the middle of the image, two smaller folds, also in the image. In the center of the image a restored nick. A small tear in the bottom edge, restored with acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
GYPSY-STEALING-CHILD | DP-B1-11
Original antique master print. Our definition of a 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 Green after a painting by Singleton, in 1801.
Biography artist: Henry Singleton (1766-1839) was an English painter, born into an artistic family in London. He was mainly known for his portraits.