[Colour plates] Westall, R / Gaugain, T.
A peasant boy [and ] A girl returning from milking.
Published June 1801 by Scriven & Clay No. 18 Ludgate Hill, London. Prints 36 x 52 cm. Frames 46,5 x 62 cm. Stipple engraving and etching. Colour printed and finished by hand.
Gilt frames. Old glass. Wooden back support. The frames a little chipped. The Peasant Boy: Discreet waterstains in the lower part of the print and a few white spots to the upper margin. A Girl Returning from Milking: A water stain in the lower part of the print and a small stain to the upper margin.
Romatic depictions of a country boy and a milk maid. In the late 18th. century it became popular to paint, what was perceived to be, the romantic lifestyle of people in the countryside. The genre became very fashionable amongst the upper echelons of society. Richard Westall´s work is a fine example of that, as is Thomas Gaugain´s. The prints were executed by Gaugin after an original by Weston.
Item No: 3397