Girl and Pigs.
Pub. May 1. 1802 by J. & J. Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Stipple engraving printed in colour. Image size 425 x 490mm (17 x 19¼"), with large margins.
A girl pouring water into a trough from which two pigs are drinking. After Richard Westall RA (1765-1836), a versatile artist who became a full RA in 1794, and in the 1790s worked for both Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and Fuseli's Milton Gallery. He later illustrated the works of Milton, Byron, Walter Scott and many other leading writers. The high point of Westall's career came in 1814 when he exhibited 312 of his pictures in a successful exhibition in Pall Mall, but from 1815 his fortunes declined and he died in penury.
Richard J. Westall, 'Richard Westall' in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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