Studies from Nature.
Mezzotint. 375 x 500mm. (14¾ x 19¾"). Collectors stamp on reverse, C.L.B. Large margins. Laid on backing sheet.
Very unusual engraving with details of various animals. Studies of chickens and ducks, also heads and feet of older birds, head of greyhound, head of goat and calf, also feet of goats and calves. Designed, executed and published by James Ward. R.A (1769-1859), one of the finest Regency painters. Brittle, pious, and argumentative, Ward worked well into the mid-19th century, creating dynamic compositions that epitomized Romanticism. He was devoted to the art of Rubens and Van Dyck, and emulated them more than any of his contemporaries.
Frankau: 76. Ex collection of Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 29223] £480.00