Domestick Employment Knitting.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed just within plate.
A young woman sitting knitting, looking up towards the viewer, a ball of wool in her lap. She wears a voluminous dark gown with white fichu and cuffs and a frilled cap. One of a series of female occupations by Mercier, including needlework, 'blueing' (dying), washing, starching, ironing, winding cotton and playing guitar.
Chaloner Smith 141. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36355] £220.00