Method Mezzotint
Artist A. M. Huffam after Claude Marie Dubufe
Published London. Published by Messrs. Fores at their Sporting & Fine Print Repository & Frame Manufactory, 41 Piccadilly, corner of Sackville St. [c.1840]
Dimensions Image 285 x 230 mm, Sheet 610 x 445 mm
Notes Inscribed beneath image with title.

A seated young woman, shown to the knees, wears Eastern dress, with a loose striped robe and an embroidered turban. In her lap she holds a jewel case, inside which pearls can be seen. In her left hand she holds up an earring with a large pearl drop.

A M Huffam was an English line, mezzotint engraver and lithographer active between 1825 and 1859, and born at Edmonton, near London. Huffam exhibited three plates at the Society of British Artists between 1828 and 1832, and executed plates for Herring's Sketches on the Road (1845-1847) after John F. Herring Sr. He also produced royal portraits and prints after Landseer and Aglio. Some of his works were declared to the Printseller's Association (PSA).

Claude-Marie-Paul Dubufe (1790 - 1864) was a French historical and portrait painter and lithographer. He was born in Paris in 1790, and studied under David. He exhibited between 1810-63 and made caricatures in 1814. His subjects were at first classical, and then scriptural, but his reputation rests chiefly on his portraits, of which he produced a large number. Dubufe, who was the last representative of the school of David, died at Selle-Saint-Cloud in 1864.

S. W. Fores was a publisher, playing-card maker, printseller and stationer. The son of a cloth mechant, Fores founded his business as a printseller in 1783, specialising in caricatures. After S. W. Fores's death in 1838 the business was continued as Messrs Fores by his sons, George Thomas Fores (1806-58) and Arthur Blücher Fores (1814-83), who moved from satirical to sporting prints. It continued to be run by the descendants of George Thomas Fores until well into the twentieth century.

Engen 106, Lennox-Boyd i/i

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Repair to left hand margin of plate-mark, not affecting image.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 28137