London Published May 3rd. 1800. by James Daniell & Co. No.6, Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road. Se Vend à Londres chez James Daniell. Graveur, & Comp.ie [&] London Published June 29. 1800. by James Daniell & Co. No.6, Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road. Se Vend à Londres chez James Daniell. Graveur, & Comp.ie
Set of four mezzotints, printed in colours and hand-finished. Each c. 490 x 585mm (19¼ x 23"). [1 & 4:] Trimmed to plate along lower edge.
An extremely rare matching set of the Times of Day. Morning: A young woman churning milk outside in the front garden, children around doing chores; a dog drink from a bowl in the near foreground; a well to far right. [&] Noon: Lunchtime in the fields; the women have arrived to feed and keep the men company. Seated on straw with his back towards the viewer, the mand holds out a beaker to the young lady; another hands round some good; a dog behind. In the fields stand a large cart with two horses. [&] Evening: A man carrying a spade against his right shoulder, returning home, with a girl hanging off his arm, two other children and a dog looking up at him, greeted by a woman standing at the cottage door standing beside another woman who carries a pail and bowl; with a barrow and bundles of twigs to right, a church spire in the background and a bird-cage hanging beside the door to left. [&] Night: Inside the cottage at night time; the man to the left has fallen asleep with his head in his arms, at the table, after a long day in the fields. The two younger women by the fireplace put the sleeping baby into the wicker cot and wrapping him in a blanket; a dog curled up to the side. Two young children in the centre; the boy seated holding a cat. The 'Four Times of the Day (Rustic Hours)' by Francis Wheatley.
Webster: 119; 120; 121; 122.
[Ref: 20206] £2,200.00