Charming color mezzotint etching entitled May after Francesco Bartolozzi and a painting by William Hamilton. It illustrates the month of May with young farm workers involved in traditional farm chores such as carrying buckets of milk, feeding chickens, and storing hay. Inscription on the page reads as follows:
March. W. Hamilton R. A. Pinxt. F. Bartolozzi R. A. sculpt.
Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) was an Italian painter and engraver active in England. He was appointed Engraver to the King and a member of the Royal Academy. William Hamilton (1751-1801) was a history and portrait painter, illustrator and also a Royal Academician. He is best known for his illustrations of Shakespeare's plays. It comes matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition with overall toning and spotting to print and gilt wear to frame as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Frame: 18 7/8" by 13 3/4"; Mat Opening: 13 3/4 by 11 1/8"; Sheet: 17 3/4" by 12 5/8" approximately.