This decorative little hand colored nursery print dates to the early 19th century, circa 1820. This early 19th century colored engraving is titled 'Boy Fishing' and depicts a chap fishing on the banks of a river with two caught fish on the ground next to his fishing creel.
This original example was made to adorn a child's bedroom wall, hence the name 'Nursery Print'. It comes housed in a slightly earlier circa 1800 handmade wooden frame which has a wonderful all original dry patina. The frame retains its original wavy and bubbled, very early glass. The frame is naive but perfectly charming which works wonderfully with the enclosed engraving. Having retailed such nursery prints before, we know that owners chose their prints as a reflection of their personal taste ( just as we do today). We particularly like the fact that the print displays its original 'price halfpenny plain' version bottom right, this engraving then hand colored by the owner. To the far bottom right the left 'Minories' we was the address of print maker and seller John Fairburn, London. This is a fabulous little item that will display excellently in any home.
Measuring: Frame width 3 5/8 inch (9 cm) by height 4.75 inch (12 cm). Frame depth 0.25 inch (1 cm). Aperture width 2 2/8 inch (6 cm) by height 3 3/8 inch (8.5 cm).
Condition: The unopened frame is in good condition with some minor surface wear. The print has darkening to the old paper and was originally trimmed to fit the frame. One replacement nail added to the rear by ourselves to secure for transit.
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