[Girl in Greek dress with peacock]
Mezzotint with very large margins, rare; platemark 505 x 315mm (19¾ x 12½").
Girl in Greek dress, with a peacock to her right and a plant to her left. After James Northcote (1746-1831), painter and author. The engraver Henry Dawe (1790-1848) was part of a family of engravers, who like his brother George spent many years working in St Petersburg. Unfortunately during his career the technique of mezzotint, demonstrated so well here, went into decline as it was supplanted by lithography and engraving onto steel plates, both of which enabled publishers to make many good impressions whereas mezzotints yielded very few.
Ex: collection of the late Hon C. Lennox-Boyd;
[Ref: 36610] £460.00