The Wood Boy
Litchfield Historical Society
20 3/4" length x 16 3/4" width
Aquatint depicts a boy of about 10 or 12 years of age wearing a white collar, blue vest, red jacket and brown knee pants. The knee pants are patched at the knees and left thigh. He is barefoot. He holds a bundle of sticks over his head in his right hand. He holds one stick at this side with his left hand. On the right in the background is a forst. On the left is a cottage in the distance. Framed under glass. Printed along bottom of print "The Wood Boy/London Published June 25, 1799 by J. Le Petit, No. 22 Suffolk Street, Middlesex Hospital" Lithographs like this one were used by students at the Female Academy to create watercolor drawings and needlework embroideries.
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