Original antique master print, titled: ‘Morning’. It shows: a group of four travelling the countryside. One of the women is seated on a donkey. The others are all carrying wares. They are walking beside a stream and have just passed a bridge leading to some houses..
Made by Woollett-Pouncy after Herman van Swanevelt.
Medium: engraving / etching on wove paper.
Sheet size: 59 x 46 cm (23.23 x 18.11 inch). Image size: 56 x 44 cm. (22.05 x 17.32 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Top edge of the sheet a little browned, dampstain in the top right corner. Some small blemishes in middle of the image: small ink stains as a result of the printing process. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
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Master print published by Elizabeth Woollett in 1787. Our definition of 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 Wm. Woollett and B.T.Pouncy after Swanniveldt.
Biography engraver: William Woollett (1735-1785) was an English engraver, born in a family originating in the Netherlands. His works combine etching, drypoint and engraving, and his works rank among the greatest English engraving. Benjamin Thomas Pouncy (?-1799) was an English draughtsman and engraver. He was trained by William Woollett, and is said to have been his brother-in-law. Later in life he produced some excellent engravings after contemporary masters.
Biography artist: Herman van Swanevelt (1603-1655) was a Dutch Baroque painter and etcher. His first works date around 1623, and were produced in Paris. He moved to Rome in 1629, where he joined the Italianate Landscape movement. He is seen as one of the first painters to not include biblical and mytholgocal subjects in his paintings.