Published by Pyall & Hunt, 18, Tavistock Strt. Covent Garden.
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint, sheet 240 x 325mm. 9½ x 12¾". Handling creases. Fine colour.
Social satire: groups of men and women in an interior playing cards at round tables; an officer in full dress uniform with sword and plumed helmet admires himself in a looking-glass at right. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843) was an English writer, painter and illustrator, who first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790. He specialized in picturesque settings including groups of people rendered in pen, ink and watercolour. Pyne was one of the founders of Royal Watercolour Society in 1804.
BM Satires 15011.
[Ref: 27999] £280.00