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"The Happy Villagers", Mezzotint miniature droll


Code: 10538


H: 15cm (5.9")W: 11.4cm (4.5")

"The Happy Villagers"
Mezzotint miniature droll
Published by Robert Sayer 
On laid paper
Circa 1775
15.0 cm x 11.4 cm (plate)
20.8 cm x 13.6 cm (sheet)

Lettered with title and with "London. printed for Robt Sayer at No.53 Fleet Street"

Sayer/Laurie & Whittle Small Mezzotints / Catalogue of prints for the year 1775 (110)Sayer
Chaloner Smith 1883 / British Mezzotint portraits from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century (undescribed)

The British Museum has a single copy which appears to be the only other in any institutional collection [see BM 1874,0613.2678].

A particularly good impression with wonderfully broad margins. Tipped onto card.