London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Watermarked paper: 'J. Whatman. 1801'. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 85 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene depicts Russian fishermen and women on a row boat on the Neva. According to the text these vessels 'serve the fishmongers at once for dwelling houses, shops and fishponds... the lower part of the the bark is divided into different wells for the keeping [of] all kinds of fresh-water fish'. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
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