Winter.Bless my heart how cold it is. Ah mon Dieu qu'ill fait froid!
Pub.d Feb.y 1. 1789 by T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard.
Stipple. 240 x 180mm (9½ x 7"). Small hole in the top left-hand corner of the margin.
Half-length young woman, looking three-quarter to right, wearing a hat; her hands concealed in a large muff in front of her chest. The example in the Paul Mellon collection (Yale Center for British Art B1977.14.14541) is described as being a portrait of Clara Maria Wheatley (c.1767-1838), wife of the artist. After Wheatley's death in 1801 she worked for Samuel Curtis, publisher of the 'Botanical Magazine', painting watercolours of flowers for that publication and his 'Monograph on the Genus Camellia' (1819) and his 'The Beauties of Flora'.
For 'Summer' from the same set of seasons, see ref. 8895.
[Ref: 8897] £220.00