Philip Dawe after Henry Morland
Lady's Maid Soaping Linen
19 x 24.5 inches
A black and white mezzotint engraving by Philip Dawe after the painting by Henry Moreland, published in London by Carington Bowles in 1770.
A charming and seductive depiction of a serving girl attending to her chores. This strong impression illustrates the subtlety of tone that can be achieved by mezzotint and is one from a series of female domestic studies undertaken by Philip Dawe in the 1770's. The models who posed for these domestic vignettes were often taken from the aristocratic classes or the London theatre.