The Charitable Lady.
London Pub.et as the act Dire.t by Smith in Oxford Street. [n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple printed in brown ink, very rare. Plate 316 x 350mm. 12½ x 13¾". Trimmed close to platemark.
A well-dressed woman standing with her two daughters and her black servant outside the cottage of a poor woman kneeling at the door with her baby in her arms, her hand outstretched towards one of the rich girls, from whom she appears to be taking money.
See Ref: 21396 for mezzotint of the same scene, by J.R. Smith.
[Ref: 26926] £260.00