Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Bonnefoy Children
Bonnefoy Children

F. Bonnefoy after W. Miller

Innocent Recreation.
Animal Affection.

15 x 12.5 inches

An immaculate pair of colour printed etchings with additional stippling, engraved by Bonnefoy after W. Miller and published in London in 1800.

These prints are beautiful examples of the delicacy of tone achievable through stipple plate engraving. Whilst etching and cross-hatching brings weight to the structural elements of the prints it is in the stippling of the children's skin that these prints truly shine. In Innocent Recreation a young girl feeds grain to her chickens whilst in Animal Affection another young girl, possibly her sister, strokes a new-born puppy whilst the bitch looks adoringly at her mistress. These are the epitome of Georgian sentimentality and would have found their way into many a lady's bedchamber. They are exquisite examples of colour printing and the product of an accomplished engraver whose oeuvre was noticeably small.

£950 Pair

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