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A young girl carrying a rake, three-quarters length standing to left, head inclined and smiling towards the viewer, left hand supporting a rake on her shoulder, left holding a strip of material, with her elbow resting on a mossy ledge beside her; hillside behind with a slim tree growing diagonally in the background to right; after Rosalba; in an oval.
- Production date
- 1667-1725 (circa)
Height: 177 (image)
Height: 209 millimetres (trimmed to platemark?)
Width: 153 (image)
Width: 158 millimetres (trimmed to platemark?)
- Curator's comments
- Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database) notes that this is apparently by the same hand as another mezzotint, 'Zephyrus and Flora' after Coypel published by Lens (2010,7081.59). Another oval mezzotint of the same size entitled 'Corina' may also be related, engraved by Lens and published by Cooper (2010,7081.200).
Given Smith's propensity for republishing earlier plates and the fact that Lens published the 'Zephyrus', this may be a republished state.
Other impressions: Glasgow Hunterian; London NPG; V&A; Yale CBA
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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