Antique 18th Century Miniature Print Oval Frame Angelica Kauffmann Innocence Circa 1790
Oh joy.....a miniature stipple engraving that encapsulates all of our favorite elements of the Georgian period. It has small proportions allowing it to be displayed pretty much anywhere within one's home; an endearing, pastoral depiction of innocence that is soooo easy to live with even in today's hurly burly world and lastly, a typical fine quality, original oval frame complete with original old bubbled glass. Perfection........
The carved wood frame measures 4.5" by 3.75 inches.
The visible stipple engraving, framed to inside margins measures 3 3/8" by 2.5 inches.
The classically dressed lady sits in a rural setting with a small lamb upon her lap. Although this engraving has an original 18th century title to its reverse 'Rural Delights', it is in fact after the original engraving 'Innocence' engraved by Robert Samuel Marcuard after a picture by Angelica Kauffmann. Marcuard was a pupil of Francis Bartolozzi. Our little oval engraving probably from a series of miniature engravings of a rural theme, entitled collectively 'Rural Delights'.
Condition is very good to excellent. The colored stipple engraving has faded just a little over the past centuries but not too bad at all, pale reds and pale blues still clearly visible. There is a little trapped dot of debris under the old glass. This little treasure has never been opened or re-backed. A real purists piece.
Start scanning for a special place to display her, she is adorable.......
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