Rustic Hours.Morning. [&] Noon. [&] Evening. [&] Night.
London, Published May 3rd 1800 bu James Daniell & Co., No 6 Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road. [& June 29th, September 29th].
Set of four mezzotint with hand colour. 480 x 570mm (19 x 22½"). Paper toned, edges rubbed.
Four plates illustrating a rural family's day. Morning: the wife and children churn butter and attend to the laundry. Noon: the family take food to the harvestman. Evening: the family greet the harvestman outside their cottage. Night: the children are put to bed as the harvestman lies slumped across the dining table. Engraved from the last four paintings that Francis Wheatley exhibited at the Royal Academy (in 1801), now in the Mellon collection.
Webster 119-22 (paintings), E143, E146-8 (prints). For another set see ref. 20206.
[Ref: 28190] £780.00