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The Musical Hollander.

Carington Bowles, London, second half of the 18th century. Total size in mat: 12" h x 11" (30 cm x 28 cm). Total size of print: 5.75" h x 4.5" w (14.5 cm x 11.5 cm). In excellent condition. Trimmed to image (just within the plate).
A mezzotint portrait of an older Dutch woman seated at a table holding a sheet of music and turning slightly to face a man leaning over the back of her chair. On the table sit two books, one of which is marked Baso.

We are able to identify the publishing information for this print based on a copy held by the British Museum. The scan shows the engraving a bit lighter than it appears in person owing to a sheet of protective mylar (which can be removed from the mat for framing).

GPH-15403$150Share on Facebook