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John Russell

Antique English Mezzotint Print “Mrs Scott Waring and Children” w/ Plaster Frame

Antique English Mezzotint Print “Mrs Scott Waring and Children” w/ Plaster Frame

Regular price $65.00 CAD
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Mezzotint engraving in an old plaster frame with a full-length portrait of Mrs. Waring standing on the carpet on a terrace, next to pillars draped with curtain; directed to the right, facing front; wearing a light dress and veil; holding a young child on the pedestal of the pillar; another child approaching from left, head turned towards front, carrying a basket of roses on her head; a dog to right; woodland beyond balustrade to left.

The old plaster frame has intertwined vine and leaves with a gold color finish.

The portrait has been trimmed to only show the portrait. The portion of the original engraving with information about the print is attached to the back, and reads:
J. Russell R.A. / Engraved by C. Turner / London Pubd. Jany. 2. 1804, by C. Turner, No. 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Sqe., as well as the title in fine script letters, with "and" in open letters.

MEASUREMENTS
Inside dimensions 16 1/4" x 12 1/4"
Outside dimensions 20 1/2" x 16 1/2"
Weighs 3 lb 0.8 oz (1.38 kg)

CONDITION
As mentioned above, the print was cut to remove the border and inscription. The inscription is taped to the back.


The print itself is in good condition, with no stains or discolorations and the paper lays flat


Frame – The individual sections of the frame are separated such that there are gaps at each corner. The decorative plaster is missing along a portion of the bottom edge, as well as some damage on three of the outside corners and one inside corner. (please see photo)

This is a lovely and authentic OLD mezzotint engraved in a wonderful old frame.

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