Etching on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 24.5 x 38.8 cm. The image size is ca. 20 x 33.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.6 x 15.3 inch. The image size is ca. 7.9 x 13.2 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Pomona.’ – This print shows the harvesting and processing of apples with the goddess Pomona with beside her putti holding a cornucopia. Pomona was a goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion and myth. From: ‘The Gentleman’s Recreation.’, by Richard Blome, published by S. Roycroft in 1686. Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Francis Barlow’ after own design. Some of the plates in the originating work are by Francis Barlow. We do not know if this is one of them. Francis Barlow (1626-1704): Known as ‘the father of British sporting painting’, Francis Barlow was an English painter and etcher specializing in animal subjects. In 1666, Barlow’s etchings illustrated an edition of Aesop’s Fables. He also produced paintings for decoration.
Condition: Excellent, given age. Tiny tear in lower, reinforced using contemporary paper. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-GODDESS-POMONA-HARVEST-PROCESS-APPLE-BARLOW-BLOME