William Ryland after Angelica Kauffman; Stanwix 1767

'Sorrowing Maiden'

Original sepia stipple engraving

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Product Code: 161226-2
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'Sorrowing Maiden'

with Classical Urn

In Memory of General Stanwix’s Daughter who was Lost in her passage from Ireland

William Wynne Ryland

stipple engraving


Angelica Kauffman

Angelica Kauffmann;1741-1807. Swiss neoclassical painter and graphic artist. Protégée of Sir Joshua Reynolds, after her marriage in 1781 to the Venetian painter Antonio Zucchi, she lived in Italy, where she flourished in artistic and literary circles.

William Wynne Ryland; 1733-1783, British publisher printer. Trained in London with his father Edward Ryland and with S. F. Ravenet, and in Paris with Boucher and Le Bas; in 1761 appointed engraver to the King. 1765-71, was in partnership with former apprentice Henry Bryer as printsellers, but the firm went bankrupt. In 1774 Ryland began series of stipples after Kauffman. Eventually executed for forging bills of exchange.

A stunning early original oval stipple engraving in red/brown ink, the image printed on an early laid paper sheet measuring approximately 25 cms. x 31 cms (10  x 12 ins)

Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is fair with edge wear and handling marks condusive with age.

Cat 161226-2