The Broken Pitcher
London Publish'd August 21st 1786 by J.R. Smith N83 Oxford Street
Aquatint and etching, a very fine impression. 405 x 380mm (16 x 15"). Glued to backing sheet at top corners. Small margins.
Young woman in rural landscape holding a broken jug. One of few prints made by the painter John Hoppner (1758-1810), in this case in collaboration with the printmaker Francis Jukes. Hoppner's talent was noticed and encouraged early on by George III, and Hoppner's early work included many 'fancy pictures' such as the one reproduced here. In the 1780s he began to paint distinguished sitters such as the daughters of George III and following Reynolds' retirement in 1789, Hoppner became the most important portraitist in Britain.
[Ref: 40278] £290.00