This plate shows a lady and her servant visiting an astrologer’s office. He, looking toward Heaven, is deducing her future. On his table are a globe, a pile of books and a quill in inkstand. The lady is sumptuously dressed, and nervously fidgeting with a handkerchief. Rare.
Made by Jean Pierre Simon after John Raphael Smith.
Medium: original handcoloured stipple engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 35.5 x 43 cm (13.98 x 16.93 inch). Image size: 30 x 35 cm. (11.81 x 13.78 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Some repairs to the rear of the plate, dampstain to the lower margin (partly affecting image). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
LADY-CREDULOUS-ASTROLOGER-SERVANT | DP-B1-06
Published in 1786 by I.R. Smith in London. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Jean Pierre Simon after a painting by John Raphael Smith.
Biography engraver: Jean Pierre Simon (c.1750-c.1810).
Biography artist: John Raphael Smith (English 1752-1812).