Line engraving, 360 x 260mm. Discoloration.
Scene depicting a card game, by John Burnet (1784-1868). Born in Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, Burnet moved to London in 1806 where he befriended David Wilkie, engraving several plates after the works of that artist. He also produced engravings after Rembrandt, Raphael and other earlier artists besides those of his contemporaries. Burnet was also a respected writer on art.
W. C. Monkhouse, ‘Burnet, John (1784–1868)’, rev. Jennifer Melville, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Provenance Drax Family, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset.
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