|Artist||Peltro William Tomkins after William Redmore Bigg|
|Published||Published as the Act directs May 1 1787 by S. Watts, No. 30 Opposite old round Court, Strand London.|
|Dimensions||Image 323 x 268 mm, Plate 415 x 318 mm, Sheet 472 x 366|
Set within an oval, a girl in simple attire, with a bonnet and posy, sits upon a bench beside a cottage door. Her hands are in a pot of peas, removing them from their shells. A basket of pea pods sit to her side. Companion to A Village Girl Gathering Nuts.
Peltro William Tomkins (1759 - 1840) was a British publisher and engraver, primarily in stipple. He was the son of the artist William Tomkins (c.1732-92), and was the pupil of Francesco Bartolozzi. Tomkins gave drawing lessons to the royal children, and in 1793, he was appointed historical engraver to the Queen.
William Redmore Bigg (1755 - 1828) was a British painter of genre scenes and portraits.
Condition: Large tear repair running along bottom edge of plate mark, and another repair to lower right corner of sheet not affecting the image. Some discolouration to sheet, heavier along bottom edge of sheet.