Rustic Hours. Night. Les Heures Champetres. La Nuit.
London Published Sept.r 29.th 1800. by James Daniell & Co. No.6, Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road. Se Vend à Londres chez James Daniell. Graveur, & Comp.ie
Fine mezzotint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 480 x 580mm (18¾ x 22¾"). Trimmed to the plate along lower edge.
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. One of the 'Four Times of the Day (Rustic Hours)' by Francis Wheatley.
[Ref: 20209] £320.00