Original antique master print. titled: ‘Education’. It shows a mother seated on a bench outside, reading (and probably teaching letters) to a small girl seated on her lap.
Made by William Bond after Henry Singleton.
Medium: stipple engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 40 x 52.5 cm (15.75 x 20.67 inch). Image size: 33.5 x 43 cm. (13.19 x 16.93 inch).
Condition: good, given age. The margins quite stained outside the platemark. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
MOTHER-EDUCATION-TEACH-READ-CHILD | DP-B1-26
Original antique master print, published by W. Bond & C. Knight, in 1793. 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 Bond after a painting by Singleton.
Biography engraver: William Bond (act. 1772-1827) was an English engraver. William studied stipple engraving under Bartolozzi. His first work was published in 1772, and he continued engraving until 1807. He was President of the Society of Engravers.
Biography artist: Henry Singleton (1766-1839) was an English painter, born into an artistic family in London. He was mainly known for his portraits.