Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Faber Houston Droll Butter Churning

John Bowles

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.


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