Night Amusement

Method Mezzotint
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [Print for Rob.t Sayer, at No. 53, in Fleet Street London.c. 1768 - 1772]
Dimensions Image 111 x 135 mm, [Plate 153 x 114 mm], Sheet 147 x 113 mm
Notes A miniature mezzotint printed and published by Robert Sayer depicting four men one holds a drinking bowl drinking besides a music stand with a violin, music sheet and cello. This a reduced version of a larger mezzotint droll of the same title. "Night Amusement" is the companion to "Mirth and Friendship". In his 1784 catalogue Bowles advertised the full sized impressions under the category "Humorous, Historical, and Miscellaneous Designs", for 1s plain or 2s coloured. The print was listed again in Bowles 1790 catalogue at the same price.

BM Satires 4506, Chanoler Smith undescribed, Russell undescribed

Condition: Trimmed just outside plate top and sides and around title. Scuff mark to top right of image, water mark on bottom margin below plate mark.
Framing unmounted
Price £55.00
Stock ID 48576