Aquatint of The Cottage Girl



Object ID:
1992-18-3
Category:
Teaching Tools
Medium:
Aquatint
Creator:
J. LePetit
Date:
1799
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
London, England
Size:
20 3/4" length x 16 3/4" width
Description:
Aquatint depicts girl of about 10 or 12 years of age wearing calf length white dress with scoop neck. Short sleeves, and red and blue coat. She is bare foot and holds a basket of cloths and flowers in her right hand. With her left hand she holds a bundle of sticks to her chest. In background on right is a building with cross-pane windows. A person stands at the fence. Three large trees are in left background. Print framed under glass. Printed artwork like this were used by students at the Female Academy to create watercolor drawings and needlework embroideries.


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