|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 and a bonnet reaches with her left hand to pick hazelnuts. The stick held in her other hand pushes against the branch. Sitting beside her feet is a basket full of nuts, and held in her dress are more nuts. A companion to A Cottage Girl Shelling Pease. Proof before title.
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 to upper left of sheet, running from edge of image to edge of sheet. Discolouration to edges of sheet.