Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Wells [graphic] : in the characters of Lingo and Cowslip / Jno. Donnman delt. ; Hugh Downman sculpt.

Published/Created:
[England]
[publisher not identified]
[ca. 1787?]
Physical Description:
1 print : stipple engraving, hand-colored ; oval design 40.5 x 30.6 cm, plate mark 47 x 32.6 cm, on sheet 48 x 33 cm
Notes:
Title from caption below image.
Date based on drawing of Mrs. Wells by Donnman in the Brit. Museum.
A related print of Edwin and Wells as Lingo and Cowslip / H. Singleton pinxt. ; Edmund Scott sculpt. Published 1 May 1788 by I. Birchall. See Catalogue of Engraved British portraits, v. 2, p. 136.
John C. Riely sale, Northeast Auctions, in lot 228; November 2011.
Purchased by John C. Riely from The Old Print Gallery, Washington D.C.
For further information, consult library staff.
Abstract:
A composition set in an oval shows a scene from O'Keeffe's Agreeable surprise in which Cowslip (Mrs. Wells) stands in profile on the left holding out a bowl of milk. Lingo (Mr. Edwin) faces the viewer as his eyes turn toward Cowslip; he gestures with his right hand chest-high. Both are three-quarter views of the performers.
Associated Names:
Downman, Hugh, d. 1789 [Printmaker]
Topics:
Actors
Actresses
Edwin, John, 1749-1790
O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833
Wells, Mary, approximately 1759-
Language:
English
Genre:
Portrait prints
Stipple engravings -- England -- London -- 1787
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
788.00.00.43++
Orbis Record:
10117300
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr25188
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
15809069
PID:
digcoll:2807129