|Method||Mezzotint with hand colouring|
|Published||London Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett Map & Printsellers, No.53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 12 Sep. 1781.|
|Dimensions||Image 330 x 253 mm, Plate 360 x 253 mm, Sheet 370 x 265 mm|
A young woman in rustic dress is seen holding chicken-feed in her apron with her right hand whilst scattering it with her left hand.
Robert Sayer (1725-1794) was one of the most prolific and successful British publishers, cartographers, and print-sellers of the Georgian era. Following his brother's marriage to the daughter in law of the publisher John Overton, Sayer continued the business, branching out into sea charts, maritime atlases, and general maps. In addition to his cartographic achievements, Sayer was also instrumental in growing the public taste for prints after paintings, particularly those by Johan Zoffany, with whom he developed a lifelong friendship as well as a lucrative business partnership. Following his death, the business was continued by Laurie and Whittle.
Chaloner Smith undescribed, Lennox-Boyd i/ii
Condition: Laid to board, heavy toning to sheet edges, loss to top sheet edge, hole to title area.