Original master print, titled: ‘Gingerbread’. It shows a mother and three children with a dog, buying gingerbread from a street-vendor.
Made by Thomas Gooch Appleton after Francis Wheatley.
Medium: Mezzotint engraving, a-la-poupee coloured on chine collee, mounted on wove paper paper.
Sheet size: 43.5 x 53 cm (17.13 x 20.87 inch). Image size: 33.5 x 42.5 cm. (13.19 x 16.73 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Margins quite foxed, a flattened crease in the bottom margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
STREET VENDOR-GINGERBREAD-FAMILY | DP-B1-20
Original antique master print published by Henry Graves, in 1907. 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 Appleton after a painting by Wheatley.
Biography engraver: Thomas Gooch Appleton (1854-1924) was a British engraver, who worked in mezzotint a lot.
Biography artist: Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) was an English portrait and landscape painter.