Saturday, September 14, 2013

A few 1760s-90s London prints of women doing domestic chores


Enterprising London printmakers published hundreds of popular & satirical mezzotints between 1760 and 1800, many of which quickly found their way to the British American colonies and later to the new republic. These prints were sometimes called drolls, were usually 10' by 14' and were relatively inexpensive. They could be seen in homes or in taverns & they give a glimpse into the everyday life of women in the larger British world, which is seldom found in more formal art.

The Landlord's Daughter. Haines and Son, London. 1798.

Lacemaking. John Fairburn. London. 1795.

Lady Working Tambour

March (Lady Holding Sewing). R. Dighton. Carrington Bowles. London. 1784.

The Fair Seamstress. Heilman pinxt J. Watson fecit. for John Bowles, London. 1760s.

The Tenant's Daughter. Haines and Son, London. 1798.

Love in a Village. Carrington Bowles, London, 1784

Rural Life. Robert Sayer and J. Bennett. London 1782

Rural Life Spinning Yarn Philip Mercier Pinxt. C. Corbutt fecit. Robt Sayer, 1760s London

Market Lass. Robert Dighton. Laurie and Whittle, London. 1794

Jockey and Jenny. Carington Bowles. London. 1782.