Return from a Masquerade._ A morning scene.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Light creasing and damage to sheet.
Two grinning chairmen, walking diagonally right to left carry a sedan-chair, from the side window of which hangs the head and shoulders of a lady, asleep or drunk, with her left arm hanging down outside the chair. She is dressed as a shepherdess, with a garland of flowers in her hair. In her right hand is a crook which also projects through the window. Beside the chair walks a little grinning chimney-sweep with a soot-bag and brush, but with a striped turban or cloth on his head and holding up a smiling mask. The chair is crossing an open space or wide street, probably Covent Garden, with houses in the background.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33948] £260.00