Diana and her Nymphs.From an Original Drawing in Water Colours by Will.m Tavernier Esq.r.
Published Dec. 1st 1780 at the Ancient and Modern Print Warehouse, No. 28 in the Hay Market.
Mezzotint with large margins, printed in sepia. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"). Mint.
Diana and her nymphs bathing after the hunt. William Taverner (1703-1772), a lawyer and amateur painter, was a pioneer of watercolour. Despite being highly-regarded (he was described by George Vertue as 'a wonderful genius') he never exhibited his work, so it is likely that during his lifetime his work only circulated among his froends.
Ex Collections of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd & Oettingen-Wallerstein.
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