Original master print, titled: ‘Travellers’. It shows two families of four resting in a wooded area, their donkey tied to a nearby tree. One of the woman prepares to breastfeed her child, while others are eating.
Made by William Ward after George Morland.
Medium: mezzotint engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 58.5 x 48 cm (23.03 x 18.9 inch). Image size: 55.5 x 45.5 cm. (21.85 x 17.91 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Old backing partly removed, causing paper erosion to the edges of the sheet. Small tears and repairs using paper and acid-free archival tape. Edges of the sheet browned. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
TRAVELLERS-REST-BREASTFEEDING | DP-A1-001-13
Original antique master print. 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 Ward after a painting by Morland. This print was published by T. Simpson, in 1791.
Biography engraver: William Ward (1762-1826) was an English engraver. During his lifetime he was appointed engraver to the Duke of York, and associate engraver to the Royal Academy. He not only worked closely with George Morland, but also married Morland’s sister Maria.
Biography artist: George Morland (1763-1804) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes. He was born in London, third son of Henry Robert Morland. His father, artist, engraver and picture restorer. Morland’s work in painting is characterised by the simple subjects he painted. He depicted the life he knew from his own experience. Morland worked closely with William and James Ward, and later married their sister Anne.