After Jan van Huysum 'A Flower Piece' In the Cabinet at Houghton

After Jan van Huysum 'A Flower Piece' In the Cabinet at Houghton

A sumptuous 18th-century mezzotint engraving by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) after a work by Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749).

In the late 18th-century, Richard Earlom was commissioned as part of a printmaking project to reproduce Sir Robert Walpole’s extensive painting collection at The Houghton Gallery. The project was initiated when it became evident that the collection would need to be sold - eventually to Catherine of Russia in 1778.

Earlom was particularly admired for his work involving florals and this is an excellent example of his talent.

Medium: Hand-Coloured Mezzotint
Overall size: 21½” x 26½” / 55cm x 68cm
Year of creation: c. 1778
Provenance: Denmark
Condition: Very good. Frame with some age-related wear.

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