Plate : ‘Summer’. This plate shows a satirical outdoors scene in 18th century England with a lady, schoolgirls, swimming pool, dog, cherry seller etc.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: mezzotint engraving / etching with hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 38 x 29 cm (14.96 x 11.42 inch). Image size: 31.5 x 22 cm. (12.4 x 8.66 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Paper browned and staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Margins cropped to or just over the image edge. Remargined with paper loss in caption area. Repaired tears. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SUMMER-SWIMMING POOL-SCHOOLGIRL-DOG-SATIRE | DP-A3-001-10
This original antique print was published in London by Carrington Bowles, dated 1779. Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by John Collet.
Biography engraver: John Collet (1725-1780) was an English satirical artist in the style of Hogarth. He was a student of Lambert. His main themes were low life, social weakness, debauchery and absurdity.