[Woman carrying twigs.]
London Publish'd Apr.l 27th 1789 by W. Dickinson Bond Street
Stipple printed in brown ink, sheet 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; creased.
Stipple after Henry Bunbury (1750-1811), amateur artist who enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. Tim Clayton writes: 'Prints by Bunbury and his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it.' He designed many prints of rural life such as this, which always remained attactive and picturesque.
see Timothy Clayton, 'The English Print, 1688-1802', p.245.
[Ref: 37968] £140.00