Antique 18th Century Miniature Engraving Youth And Innocence Sold By C Sheppard Circa 1790 Georgian
This wonderful hand colored copper engraving features a country scene titled “YOUTH and INNOCENCE”. The print was sold by C. Sheppard, who was a copperplate printer and publisher who was active in the late 18th century. His address was no.19 Lambeth Hill, Doctors Common from 1778-1791 and later no.15 St Peter’s Hill, Doctors Common, London from 1792-1794. The engraving is housed under old wavy glass and set within its original stained wood frame. It is THE perfect sized treasure to enhance your 18th century folk art collection.
Measuring: Frame 5.5” (14 cm) by 7.5” (19 cm). Engraving 4 1/8” (10.5 cm) by 6 1/8” (15.5 cm).
Condition: There is a minor discoloration mark at 12 o’clock and a small hole to the top left corner of the engraving; this is mostly hidden when looking straight on. The frame is in good condition with its wonderful dry original patina. We have secured the backing board as one nail was missing, we took this opportunity to clean the original glass and examine the engraving which is printed on gorgeous laid paper complete with watermark. Acid free tissue has been inserted between the engraving and the rough original backing board to prolong the life of this treasure.
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