Facsimile Print-FAVOURITE CHICKEN-EGGS-GIRL-DONKEY-MARKET-Burke-Bigg-1797

Price: € 52,50

Subject: Plate : 'Saturday Morning, Favourite Chickens Going to Market.' This plate shows a girl with a basket of eggs and a cage of chickens, holding out her hand so a younger sister can let go of her 'Favourite Chicken'. The mother, standing behind the girl holding the chicken, tries to comfort her daughters. A son stands beside them, with two donkeys for the journey to the market.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Margins with foxing and staining. Small reapaired tear top edge. Image clean with beautiful colours. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Facsimile print. Hand colouring.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 69 x 52 cm. The image size is ca. 58 x 42 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 27.2 x 20.5 inch. The image size is ca. 22.8 x 16.5 inch.
Part Number: 49971
Location: DP-P6-07
Description: Facsimile of an original antique master print published in London, dated 1797.

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Burke after Bigg. Thomas Burke (1749-1815) was an Irish-born mezzotint engraver, who later turned to colour stipple engraving. William Redmore Bigg (1755-1828) was an English painter. He studied at the Royal Academy under Eward Penny. Bigg's greatest pleasure lay in painting children. He produced small portraits and rustic genre pieces.