Original master print, titled: ‘The Industrious Mother’. It shows a young woman spinning in a simple interior. Beside her a cot with a sleeping baby, a toddler on the floor at her feet, while a little girl reads from a book propped up on the knee of the mother. A cat is resting on a stool right of the mother.
Made by Joseph Grozer after Henry Singleton.
Medium: mezzotint engraving with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 47.5 x 57.5 cm (18.7 x 22.64 inch). Image size: 40.5 x 55.5 cm. (15.94 x 21.85 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Some parts of the margins lacking (half of the top margin, small part of the bottom margin). The sheet browned, but the image fine. Some small reinforcements to the sheet edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SPINNING-BABY-WOMAN-READING | DP-A1-002-18
Original antique master print published by J. & J. Boydell, in London 1797. 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 Grozer after a painting by Singleton.
Biography engraver: Joseph Grozer (1755-1799) was an English artist and printmaker. He was an able engraver in mezzotint, and executed many plates after Sir Joshua Reynolds, Romney, and others, which are much esteemed.
Biography artist: Henry Singleton (1766-1839) was an English painter, born into an artistic family in London. He was mainly known for his portraits.