[Still-life banquet piece]
Mezzotint, platemark 240 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼") very large margins. 19th century impression on wove paper.
Crabs and prawns on a platter on a covered table; grapes, peaches, an open melon, plums and a lemon behind; silver tobacco jar upper left. Mezzotint by painter and engraver Robert Robinson (fl.1674-d.1706). Robinson is chiefly remembered for early mezzotints such as this, while the most notable of his surviving paintings are the panels he painted for a house on St Botolph Street in the City of London, now housed at the Sir John Cass School in Aldgate.
State ii/ii (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database).
[Ref: 40220] £130.00