Rural Life [The Butter Churner]
4.5 x 5.5 inches
A charming, small scale mezzotint, engraved by Faber after Houston and published in London for John Bowles circa 1760.
This is a delightful example of these small drolls that became increasingly popular during the latter half of the eighteenth century. Here we see a disarmingly pretty milkmaid churning her butter with mop cap and plunging neckline.