Fine pair English 18th century silkwork pictures

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Fine pair English 18th century silkwork pictures

£2,350.00

A charming and fine pair of Georgian needlework pictures of children playing, dated 1797.
In one scene a boy is attempting to capture a butterfly. In the other a girl is playfully tickling the nose of a sleeping boy, exhausted after playing at 'hoop rolling'.

H: 54cm
W: 44cm
D: 5cm.

£2350.00

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A fine pair of English antique silkwork pictures, dated 1797.

Charming Georgian needleworks of children playing. In one picture a boy is attempting to capture a butterfly. In the other picture a girl is playfully tickling the nose of a sleeping boy, exhausted after ‘hoop rolling’.

Both are in near perfect condition retaining their original vibrant colours; rare for silkwork pictures over 200 years old.
Apparently in their original frames and mounts. One bearing the inscription: “Innocent Mischief – From the picture by Richard Westall, R.A., engraved by C. Josi”.
Note: one frame is very slightly larger than its pair.

BHA 1006
H: 54cm
W: 44cm
D: 5cm.

Ref:
The Boy’s Treasury of Sports, Pastimes, and Recreations: With Nearly Four Hundred Engravings, J.P. Hill, 1848, p. 15.

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