Watson, James (ca. 1740-1790) after Schalken, Godfried (1643-1706)
Young woman reading by an oil lamp (jonge vrouw leest bij olielamp).
A young lady reading by the light of a lamp, after Schalcken, shown half-length, seated directed to left, a coil of hair hanging over left shoulder, wearing a simple gown with a ‘V’ neck-line; after Godfried Schalcken. Published by John Boydell in London. Lettered below: ‘Done from an ORIGINAL PICTURE by G. Schalcken, / In the Possession of William James Esqr. // Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London, Jan.y 1. 1764’. Signed just under the picture: ‘G. Schalcken pinx.t / J.Watson fecit’.
Mezzotint on paper with margins; plate mark: 357 x 252 mm, total: 380 x 274 mm; on verso collector’s mark Pim van Eekelen (Amsterdam 1923-1984), L.5101; Le Blanc 158, Wurzbach 36.
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