The Farmer Come to Town on a Foolish Errand.
Coloured mezzotint. Fantastically bright 18th century colour. 292 x 248mm. 11½ x 9¾". Trimmed to the image top and sides, and to just below the title at bottom. A lot of creasing and rubbing to the image and loss of colour.
A young farmer has come to town looking for a young lady. He stands in front of a woman seated on the floor with a basket of fruit next to her, and a ticket in her hand. This might be a form of prostitution. Two girls stand to his side looking on longingly.
[Ref: 16347] £150.00