[Country cottage, with homecoming labourer carrying an axe]
Pen lithograph, very scarce; verso in ink F.W. Half Penny July 25th, 1818; sheet 215 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼"). Glued to backing sheet; internal tears lower right. Slight hole where previously folded.
Copy of an 1809 lithograph by J. Renton (1799-1841, fl.). According to Michael Campbell, Renton is unknown as a printmaker apart from two early polyautographs, 'however, he was an active and successful painter of portraits, figurative subjects and landscapes'. Campbell also suggests the Lake District as a likely location for this image, given that he often exhibited views of the area.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36949] £220.00