Original master print, titled: ‘(Pouring fresh milk)’. It shows a farm girl / milkmaid standing beside two cows in front of a wooden gate. She is pouring fresh milk from a pail into a bowl held up to her by a young boy. An older man and a girl gathering sticks also feature in the image.
Made by William Ward after George Morland.
Medium: mezzotint etching with hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 65 x 47 cm (25.59 x 18.5 inch). Image size: 64 x 46 cm. (25.2 x 18.11 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Cropped close to the edge of the image – no margins remaining. Due to this no information on the title, engraver, etc. can be provided for this print. Left and bottom edge reinforced with acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
MILKMAID-COW-PAIL-FRESH | DP-A1-002-22
Original antique master print, published c. 1790. 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: By an unknown engraver. A mezzotint in the style of Morland/Ward. their sister Anne. .
Biography engraver: William Ward (1762-1826) was an English engraver. During his lifetime he was appointed engraver to the Duke of York, and associate engraver to the Royal Academy. He not only worked closely with George Morland, but also married Morland’s sister Maria.
Biography artist: George Morland (1763-1804) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes. He was born in London, third son of Henry Robert Morland. His father, artist, engraver and picture restorer. Morland’s work in painting is characterised by the simple subjects he painted. He depicted the life he knew from his own experience. Morland worked closely with William and James Ward, and later married.
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