Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint, large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian woman feeding pigs, sheep and a cow in farmyard, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text a Russian farmyard is 'little more than a receptacle and shelter for stock... The Dairy is as yet imperfectly known to them'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
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