The Art of Dressing Fish, Most humbly dedicated to the Hon.ble Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, by his most obedient humble Servant Joh. Elias Haid.[&] The Cook Maid, Most humbly dedicated to Samuel More Esq.r, Secretary to the Hon.ble Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, by his most obedient humble Servant Joh. Elias Haid.
Pair of mezzotints. 485 x 360mm. Fine.
Johann Casper Heilmann [1718 - 1760], a Swiss painter and draughtsman working in Rome and Paris. Johann Elias Haid [1736 - 1809] was a German engraver and publisher. Son and pupil of Johann Jakob, he published his own prints in Augsburg. These pictures were produced in the same year the Society moved into a purpose built home, designed by John Adam. The Honourable Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, was founded by William Shipley as a fund to support improvements in the liberal arts, sciences, and manufactures. In 1758, the Society awarded medals divided into catagories: Agriculture, Chemistry, Colonies & Trade, Manufactures, Mechanics, and Polite Arts (painting and the plastic arts). Samuel More was secretary to the society between 1770 and 1773, and was one of the most important supporters of the society's awards.
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