The Cottage Sty: After George Morland by John Whessell

The Cottage Sty: After George Morland by John Whessell

The Cottage Sty: After George Morland

John Whessell

Title

The Cottage Sty: After George Morland

 
Artist

John Whessell

  1760 - 1824 (biography)
Year
1798  
Technique
colored stipple-engraving 
Image Size
11 13/16 x 16 11/16" image 
Signature
engraved, lower left 
Edition Size
N/A 
Annotations
engraved date signed in plate, bottom center; publisher's address; 
Reference
 
Paper
stiff antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Darling & Thompson Co. 
Inventory ID
16899 
Price
$450.00 
Description

John Whessell was an accomplished engraver who worked in Oxford, England creating stipple engravings after other painters. He was best known for his animal subjects, especially horses. This engraving is done after one of George Morland's compositions, a sty full of swine, relaxing in the sun. Morland's signature is engraved within the image and the lower center.

There is printed text in the margin at the lower left "J Whessell Sculpt 1798".

According to the text in the lower margin this print was published in 1798 by "Darling & Thompson Co., Newport Street, and T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard." It has hand coloring.