Pub.d. April 2. 1801, by Mess.rs. Wards & C.o. N.o.6, newman Street London.
Mezzotint. Framed. Plate: 610 x 480mm, (24 x 19"). Frames: 800 x 640mm, (31˝ x 25"). Some faint foxing. Unexamined out of frames.
A pair of mezzotints depicting a mother's attempts to wash her child. In the first plate a crying child sits upon her nurse's knee while her mother bribes her with a doll, next to her on the bed her sisters attempt to persuade her to allow her maid to wash her. Behind them a younger child sleeps and on the floor a boy forces a disgruntled cat to ride a toy horse. In the second plate the cleaned child stands happily upon a table holding the doll in her arms, surrounded by her contented mother, maid and sisters. Behind them the boy tickles the sleeping child with the tail of the cat.
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