An original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph, Little Girl & Dog Playing Fetch.
A playful lithograph print, with hand coloured overpainting, of a little girl in a pink dress playing fetch with a spaniel near the sea. On card.
Unsigned. Trimmed to the image.
Minor foxing, particularly in the upper left corner and in the upper half, as shown. Otherwise, in good condition.
14.5cm x 12.2cm.
This is one of a group of Victorian overpainted prints that we have for sale. The art of hand-colouring prints is a little-studied but distinct discipline, requiring skill and flair to be done successfully. Typically executed in watercolour or gouache, hand-colouring increases the impact of a black-and-white image, and can transform a print into something unique and personal. The painting of these prints is more extensive, detailed and vibrant than typical hand-colouring, meaning that, whilst originating as mezzotints or lithographs, many of these pictures appear almost as paintings in their own right.
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Product code: JH-841