Original antique master print, titled: ‘Wanton Revelling with her Companions’. It shows the central figure of this bar-room scene is a young woman, revelling with two men. On the left another young woman seems to appeal to her morals, but that second young woman is being held back. In the background fighting is goung on, and a large group of villagers is approaching with torches. This plate is part of a series titled: ‘Diligence &PUNTKOMMA Dissipation’ (‘plate the 7th’).
Made by Thomas Gaugain after James Northcote.
Medium: stipple engraving / etching on wove paper.
Sheet size: 53.5 x 46.5 cm (21.06 x 18.31 inch). Image size: 50 x 44.5 cm. (19.69 x 17.52 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Right edge weak, reinforced using acid-free archival tape, a repaired tear to the upper right corner, left edge bottom reinforced, faint dampstain in the top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
REVEL-BAR-DANCE-WANTONNESS | DP-A1-001-12
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 Gaugain after a painting by Northcote. This print was published by T. Gaugain, in 1797.
Biography engraver: Thomas Gaugain (1756-1812) was a stipple engraver. He was born in France, but moved to England at a young age. He studied engraving under Houston, although he began his artistic career by exhibiting paintings.
Biography artist: James Northcote (1746-1831) was an English painter. Although he was originally apprenticed to his father (a watchmaker), he painted and drew in his spare time. In 1769 he left his father and set up as portrait painter. He then studied under Joshua Reynolds. His works total around 2000.