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Regency Engraving “Inquiry”

Stipple engraving in colour of young Regency woman in profile facing sinister with a band in her curled hair and white gown draped around her shoulders. Inscribed ‘W F Wells Del’ and ‘Geo Townly Stubbs sculpt, Engraver to HRH The Prince of Wales London, Published May 12th 1800 by G T Stubbs, No. 97 High Street Marylebone’.
In a gilt and carved frame with black and gilt verre eglomisé mount. A copy of this print is held in the British Museum.
English, circa 1800
Height 13” (33cm) Width 11” (28cm)
Stock No. 1512

William Frederick Wells (1762 - 1836) was a fine English watercolour painter and etcher and initiated the founding of the Society of Painters in Watercolours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) in 1804 and became its president in 1806. He exhibited annually at the Royal Academy between 1795 and 1813 and held the post of
Professor of Drawing at the Addiscombe Military Seminary for Officers of the East India Company Army for over 20 years. He was a close personal friend of JMW Turner and is renowned for his etchings of Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘English Scenery’ (1819) and ‘select Views in Cumberland’ (1810).

George Townly Stubbs (1756 - 1815) was the son of the equestrian artist George Stubbs. His prowess as an engraver and print maker saw him reproduce publish a great many of his father’s works as well as those of other notable artists of the day.

Price: £285.00




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Regency Engraving “Inquiry”

Stipple engraving in colour of young Regency woman in profile facing sinister with a band in her curled hair and white gown draped around her shoulders. Inscribed ‘W F Wells Del’ and ‘Geo Townly Stubbs sculpt, Engraver to HRH The Prince of Wales London, Published May 12th 1800 by G T Stubbs, No. 97 High Street Marylebone’.
In a gilt and carved frame with black and gilt verre eglomisé mount. A copy of this print is held in the British Museum.
English, circa 1800
Height 13” (33cm) Width 11” (28cm)
Stock No. 1512

William Frederick Wells (1762 - 1836) was a fine English watercolour painter and etcher and initiated the founding of the Society of Painters in Watercolours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) in 1804 and became its president in 1806. He exhibited annually at the Royal Academy between 1795 and 1813 and held the post of
Professor of Drawing at the Addiscombe Military Seminary for Officers of the East India Company Army for over 20 years. He was a close personal friend of JMW Turner and is renowned for his etchings of Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘English Scenery’ (1819) and ‘select Views in Cumberland’ (1810).

George Townly Stubbs (1756 - 1815) was the son of the equestrian artist George Stubbs. His prowess as an engraver and print maker saw him reproduce publish a great many of his father’s works as well as those of other notable artists of the day.

Price: £285.00

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