Mezzotint on a vellin type of paper. Original hand colouring. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 58 x 44.5 cm. The image size is ca. 45.5 x 37 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 22.8 x 17.5 inch. The image size is ca. 17.9 x 14.6 inch.
Plate VI: ‘The progress of intemperance – The Expectant Wife.’ Three women in a room, one is pregnant and lying in bed. This is an original antique master print published 1837 by Ackerman & Co. London. 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: This plate engraved by Samuel William Reynolds and possibly his son (since it was published after his death and his son is known to have worked on unfinished plates working under the same name) after E. V. Rippingille. Samuel William Reynolds I (1773 – 1835) was a successful mezzotint engraver, landscape painter and landscape gardener. Reynolds was a popular engraver in both Britain and France and there are over 400 examples of his work in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Edward Villiers Rippingille (c. 1790 – 1859) was an English oil painter and watercolourist who was a member of the informal group of artists which has come to be known as the Bristol School. In that group he was a particularly close associate of both Edward Bird and Francis Danby.
Condition: Fine. Paper browned and brown spots. Tear in left margin not affecting image. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MASTER PRINT-PROGRESS OF INTEMPERANCE-PREGNANT-REYNOLDS-RIPPINGILLE