[Travellers with child on donkey]
Mezzotint, very scarce; sheet 265 x 340mm (10½ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark
Rural subject after Italian artist Jacopo Bassano (1510/18-1592) by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), one of the most distinctive of British engravers. Kirkall used the mezzotint technique which in the 17th and 18th century was used predominantly for portraits and domestic subjects, and used it to render a range of subjects usually represented in line engravings at the time, including naval and topographical subjects.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34665] £420.00