HUCK, After J. G.
The Oyster Girl; The Grape Girl
London: J. Young, 1 April 1786. Mezzotints, by John Young, both tipped onto 19th-century wove paper mounts. Image size (including text): 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches approx. Sheet size: 17 3/8 x 12 1/2; 16 1/8 x 11 5/8 inches.
A pair of very fine mezzotints by one of the greatest engravers of his day.
This pair of beautifully executed character studies were published by Young in 1786, the year following his issue of a pair of very similar prints after Johan Zoffany, titled The Water-cress Girl and The Flower Girl. As a group they can all be seen as precursors of Francis Wheatley's celebrated series The Cries of London.