Girl and Chickens.From the Original Picture Painted by Amoroso in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Vol II No. 34.
Published Jan.y 1.st 1769, by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London.
Engraving. Platemark: 400 x 295mm (15¾ x 11½"). Very large margins.
A girl sitting in a garden, watering a chicken and its chicks with a bowl from a fountain on the right. A coat-of-arms with stag charges is below within the title area, flanked by cherubs and stags, with the motto 'Cavendo Tutus'. After Amorosi's painting, then in the collection of Duke of Devonshire (1748 - 1811). From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38247] £260.00