[Couple proposing a toast.]
Rare mezzotint, sheet 165 x 205mm (6½ x 8"). Trimmed to plate.
Wine drinking scene one of several mezzotints depicting peasant life by Marcellus Laroon the elder (1648/9-1702), Dutch painter whose father brought him to London in 1660. He became a portrait painter in Yorkshire (and claimed to have met Rembrandt in Hull) before returning to London. His most famous works were his drawings of London street traders and entertainments while he also painted an important portrait of Charles II for Christ's Hospital.
[Ref: 39422] £190.00