Gipsey's Stealing a Child. [&] The Child Restored.
London Published May 10, 1798, by I.R. Smith King Street Covent Garden.
Pair of stipples, each image c.350 x 435mm. 13¾ x 17". First plate lacking margins; the second with large margins and marginal tears. Both sheets rather creased.
The first composition shows a group of gipsies gathered with their animals in a landscape, including a woman in the centre who lifts a child onto the pannier of a donkey; a young man holding up an apple to tempt the child. The second is an elegant interior where a mother is embracing her child while her husband, sister and grandmother look on with grateful surprise. The child gestures towards a coachman standing on the left, beside a weeping gipsy woman and two of her children. After Henry Singleton (1766 - 1839).
See Slater p.475.
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