The Young Bird Catchers.From the Original Picture of the same size, Painted by Netscher. In the Collection of Peter Delmé Esq.r. Vol II No. 32.
Publish'd by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London, 1768.
Engraving. Platemark: 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"). Very large margins.
Two boys in a cave, one of them holding a small bird, with his feathered cap lying in front of him. Within stone trompe l'oel border. 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: 38256] £160.00