The Sea Nymph. Mrs Honey. [titled in pencil.]
[Pub. by S S Folker, Brighton, n.d., c.1840.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. 270 x 205mm, 10½ x 8". Large margins.
A bathing beauty with a headdress of shells. If the pencil title is correct the woman is Laura Honey (1816?–1843) described by DNB as 'a pleasing and graceful actress and a delightful ballad-singer'. Harper & Huffman worked together on Folker's 'Beauties of Brighton', with women in local settings. It is likely that this was made for that series: as Ford does not include it in the six prints he lists in his 'Images of Brighton' it is possible that it was never published.
See Ford, Images of Brighton, 1262-1267. Not in Harvard.
[Ref: 21580] £230.00