The little domestic.
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 17 x 19¼". Unexamined out of frame.
A young woman in a interior holds a bellows, waiting while a saucepan heats on the fire. After Richard Westall RA (1765-1836). A versatile artist, Westall 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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