Print (Etching)

  • Title:

    MAY

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas Bowles (Etcher)

    Pieter Casteels (Painter)

    John Bowles (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1744-1745

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Line Etched with minimal burin work, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1966.1048.005 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1966.1048.005 A

Object Name

Print (Etching)

Title

MAY

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Thomas Bowles (Etcher)
c. 1712-c.1753

Pieter Casteels (Painter)
1684-1749

John Bowles (Publisher)
c.1701-1779
John Bowles traded under his own name from c. 1724-1754 and 1764-1779. He trained his son Carington Bowles (1724-1792) and they traded together as John Bowles and Son from 1754 to 1764. John's brother Thomas Bowles (1712-1767) had a similar business in St. Paul's Churchyard, which Carington took over in 1764 when his uncle retired. Carington and John then began trading separately under their own names. Carington was succeeded by his son Henry Carington Bowles (1763-1830), who printed under the name Bowles & Carver (with Samuel Carver). John was succeeded by Robert Wilkinson. John Bowles, and later John Bowles and Son, used the inscription "at the Black Horse in Cornhill" until 1766, when fire damaged his shop. He relocated to No. 13 Cornhill by 1768.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1744-1745

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower right, beneath image; T:Bowles Sculp.
2. Inscription; Lower center, in banderole; Sold by John Bowles at Mercers Hall in Cheapside.

Subjects

Still life; Botanical illustration

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Line Etched with minimal burin work, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

14.28 (H) , 10.49 (W) , 13.04 (Image H) , 9.5 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

36.26 (H) , 26.65 (W) , 13.04 (Image H) , 9.5 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Plate H: 13.60 in. (34.55 cm). Plate W: 9.9 in. (25.2 cm). H at left. W at bottom.

Publisher Summary

Bowles, John

Place of Publication

Mercers Hall in Cheapside, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

Compare with Churchill 406; Heawood 1829; features a fleur-de-lis within a coat-of-arms, with "4" at the base, IVC(or G) at the base and a countermark "IV"

Coloring

Hand colored with translucent watercolors

Edition Notes

From the quarto edition of engravings after flower paintings by Pieter Casteels.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1991 To Please Every Taste: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum.
Published: pp. 174-177 (print series).