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Two 18th Century Mezzotint Drolls.

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18th Century Mezzotint Drolls; 'A Knowing One' and 'I've Got De Monish'; two half-length caricatures after Dighton from a series published by Bowles from the 1770's.


The first 'Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles', the second under the partnership of Bowles & Carver.


Interestingly, 'I've Got De Monish' is an eighteenth century reprint, published around 1790, evidenced by the clearing in the title to reflect the new partnership of Bowles & Carver. Carver is recognised as exhausting the plate stock of Bowles rather than replenishing.


These two prints have recently been framed in copies of eighteenth century parcel-gilt moulding frames by Academy Framing at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.


6 1/2 in x 8 3/8 in


Item Code: 4159

£ 225

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