[Elderly couple, woman pouring a drink]
Mezzotint, sheet 195 x 145mm (7¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed to image, losing text. Later reissue.
Engraved by the prolific early mezzotinter John Smith after Egbert van Heemskerck (1634/5-1704). Born in Haarlem, Heemskerck moved to England in the 1670s. His often satirical genre scenes (Quaker meetings were a speciality), derived from those of Ostade and Teniers, were popular with London engravers. Late impression probably dating from around the time of Boydell's 'Collection of Portraits' (1805) in which the print was listed. Wine drinking interest.
[Ref: 39423] £140.00