Mrs CowperMother of the Poet
Publish'd Novemb.r 5. 1802 by J. Johnson St Pauls Church Yard
Engraving, sheet 280 x 220mm (11 x 8½"). Slight foxing off image.
Portrait of Ann Cowper (d.1737), mother of poet William Cowper (1731-1800) and engraved by William Blake after a painting by Norwich portrait painter Heins. Published as an illustration in William Hayley's Life of Cowper (1802). Hayley was a patron of Blake and employed him to provide a series of engravings for this project.
[Ref: 31335] £190.00