"The Nativity of Christ", A George III reverse mezzotint on glass

Code: 10254


H: 40.7cm (16")W: 30.5cm (12")


"The Nativity of Christ"
George III period reverse mezzotint on glass
Published by P Stampa (fl. 1798-1817)
In a contemporary Hogarth style frame 
Dimensions: 40.7cm x 30.5 cm (framed)

A scene of the Holy Family in the stable with the adoration of the shepherds, a donkey and an ox.

Text beneath the image "THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST / London ; Published Octr.10. 1800, by P. Stampa No.3, Dorrington Street, Leather Lane"

Very fine condition. The publisher advertised himself in the late 18th and early 19th Century as "Stampa & Son. Carvers, Gilders, Looking Glass & Picture-frame Manufacturers. (Wholesale & for Exportation). 74 Leather Lane, Holborn, London. Old Frames re-gilt; Plates new silver'd, Needle-work neatly fram'd & Glaz'd on the most reasonable terms. Barometers & Thermometers Made & Repair'd." [see trade card in the Heal Collection (Heal,96.18)]