No. 11. [Group of Donkeys, and Rustic Children.]
Pub. by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, 1825.
Scarce hand coloured aquatint. Sheet 356 x 438mm. 14 x 17¼". A fine and clean impression, with fresh and bright original colour. Mint with text.
A group of donkeys seated and standing outside a rustic countryside cottage; children sit nearby admiring the animals and a man feeds the smallest from his hand. From the rare folio of 12 plates 'A Selection of Fac-Similes of Water-Colour Drawings, from the Works of the Most Distinguished British Artists', 1825; a first issue, before the title below the image. After Francis Nicholson (1753 - 1844); other striking compositions in the book are contributed by Samuel Prout, Robert Hills, John Smith and William Collins.
Abbey, Life: 197, 11. BL: 003332105.
[Ref: 18671] £220.00