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1805 Wm Pyne, The Butcher, trades, folio aquatint with hand colour

1805 Wm Pyne, The Butcher, trades, folio aquatint with hand colour

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William Henry Pyne (1769 in London – 29 May 1843 in London)

Itinerant Butcher on horse-back.

Hand colored engraving on paper.

Published by William Miller (1769-1844)

Dated 1805 on the engraving, but on fine Whatman paper dated 1823.

Sheet size: 35.6 x 26 cm

William Henry Pyne (1769 in London – 29 May 1843 in London) was an English writer, illustrator and painter, who also wrote under the name of Ephraim Hardcastle.[1] He trained at the drawing academy of Henry Pars in London. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790. He specialized in picturesque settings including groups of people rendered in pen, ink and watercolour. Pyne was one of the founders of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1804.

Pyne's book The Costume of Great Britain, including 60 paintings of professional and working-class men and women and scenes from everyday life (published by William Miller in 1805),[3] attracted the attention of the publisher Rudolph Ackermann, and Pyne was to engrave and write for many of his projects, including writing the text for the first two volumes of the very successful illustration-centred The Microcosm of London.

On fine cream toned paper. Minor age toning to very outer edges. Otherwise very good condition.

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