[Peasant woman holding knitting needles?]
Mezzotint, sheet 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate; top left loss and bottom left corner; slight staining to edges.
Early mezzotint by Wallerant Vaillant (1623-77), the first professional mezzotint engraver. He met the inventor of the technique, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, in 1658, abd afterwards engraved over two hundred plates. This was originally one of a pair with a man counting coins.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34662] £180.00