The Toy Shop.
Etching, very rare. Sheet: 120 x 125mm, (4¾ x 5"). Trimmed within plate. Sightly foxed.
Scene set within a decorative oval in which two woman stand in a toy shop, one looks in a box and weeps while the shop keeper leans over the counter looking concerned. The eighteenth century 'toyshop' was not restricted only to children's playthings but sold all sorts of trinkets and decorative items and 'toymen' would often double as jewellers and watchmakers.
[Ref: 35104] £160.00