Original master print, titled: ‘The Spinster’. It shows a woman in a long blue dress, seated at a spinning wheel. Chickens in the foreground.
Made by Thomas Cheesman after George Romney.
Medium: stipple engraving coloured on the plate (a-la-poupee) with mostly additional hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 30.5 x 45.5 cm (12.01 x 17.91 inch). Image size: 25.5 x 35 cm. (10.04 x 13.78 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Left and right margins cropped to the platemark. Remains of framing to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SPINNING-WOMAN-CHICKEN-DRESS | DP-B1-40
Original antique master print, ublished c. 1820. 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 Cheesman after a painting by Romney.
Biography engraver: Thomas Cheesman (1760-1835) was an English engraver. Little is known of his life, but that he was trained in the studio of Bartolozzi.
Biography artist: George Romney (1734-1802) was an English portrait painter, the most fashionable artist of his day. One of his sitters was Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.