Father, and Mother, and Suke. 359.
Very fine 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. Some creasing.
Outside a country cottage a father sit in his chair smoking a pipe, a mother in a shawl and round spectacles stands next to him to greet their son. The dog with its hind legs leans against his leg excited to see him. In the doorway to the entrance a young lady comes out to greet him too, with a sickle hanging up next to her. In the window sits a cat, a rooster and chicks peck at the food on the floor, and a pig in a sty is to the right with another roost perched on top, above which flies a dove.
[Ref: 16349] £260.00