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The Bird Catcher. L'Oiseleur. [&] The Kite Compleated. Le Cerfvolant Acheve.
The Bird Catcher. L'Oiseleur. [&] The Kite Compleated. Le Cerfvolant Acheve.
Painted by J. Barney. Engraved by T. Gaugain.
London. Published April 28th 1800 by S. Morgan, No 22 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, & J. Barney, Maize Hill, Greenwich.
Pair of colour-printed stipples. Each c. 365 x 390mm (14¼ x 19¼"). Creasing in margins; the extra 'a' of 'Compleated' crossed out with old ink. Small margins. Slight creasing
Fine decorative images showing two boys playing: the first sets a trap for a bird with seeds and blocks of wood; the second finishes a kite with a sun emblem.
[Ref: 43447]   £650.00   view all images for this item
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The Furze Cutter.
The Furze Cutter.
Painted by J. Barney. Engraved by W. S. Reynolds.
London, published Aug.t 21st, 1799, by S. Morgan. No.22 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square.
Mezzotint and etching with large margins. Platemark: 640 x 445mm. (25¼ x 17½").
An agricultural worker holding a bill-hook and carrying a bundle of furze on his back; after Joseph Barney (1751 - 1829). Joseph Barney studied with Angelica Kauffmann and Antonio Zucchi, assisted Matthew Boulton at Wolverhapton in finishing mechanical paintings, exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institute, and became Drawing Master at Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Unusually, the engraver Samuel William Reynolds' initials have been inscribed incorrectly (as 'W.S. Reynolds')!
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection; Whitman: 327
[Ref: 28393]   £220.00  
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