BUCK, Adam (1759-1833) engraved by Richard REEVE
London: Published by R. Reeve, 7 Vere Street, Jan. 1, 1808. Colour printed aquatint. Printed on wove paper watermarked Edmeads & Pine, 1802. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed to border of image on right and left margin. Trimmed just outside platemark on top and bottom margin. Facsimile work on lower right corner. Skillfully repaired tear in upper left corner. Skillfully mended tear on right side of image. Repaired tear on left margin. Some surface soiling in margins. Sheet size: 16 5/8 x 12 7/16 inches.
A charming image of a young woman holding a book, by the celebrated painter Adam Buck.
Adam Buck (1759-1833) made a name for himself as an accomplished miniature painter. After arriving in London he soon gained popularity as a skillful portraitist, and became a regular exhibitor at the London exhibitions. During his career he exhibited more than 170 paintings at the Royal Academy and was a regular contributor to the Society of British Artists, and the British Institution. His work was eagerly reproduced by contemporary engravers; and these delicate prints enjoyed a wide circulation throughout England and Europe. Colour printed stipples of his charming paintings were eagerly collected by contemporary print enthusiasts, and they survive today as a wonderful example of fine English printmaking.
Not in O'Donoghue.