A Flemish Collation.From the Original Picture Painted by Van Harp, To Whom this Plate is most Huimbly Inscribed, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Bute; By his Lordships most Obliged, & most Obedient Servant, J. Boydell.
Published according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London November 2.d 1765.
Engraving. Platemark: 480 x 600mm (18¾ x 23½") very large margins. Two pin holes in printed area. Small tears to edges of sheet.
A busy, rustic interior of a tavern where men and women are smoking, drinking and eating. Various figures are gathered in the room, including a woman sitting in a wicker chair, feeding a child on her lap, a man on the steps behind taking an apple from a woman who stands with an apron-full in the doorway, and a woman tending to a pot over the fire to the left. A cat is lapping at a saucer in the centre foreground. Crest and motto inscribed below image. From Boydell's 'Most Capital Paintings'. For a proof impression, see item ref: 40054.
[Ref: 40053] £340.00