S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus
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Print of the Month
The Hearty Good Fellow,
Here is a Droll showing an enormously stout man, sitting outside a house
with a brimming jug in one hand, a pipe in the other, tobacco paper and glass beside
him, smiling broadly, a boy on the left, coming out of a house carrying pipes.
Although not names as such he is a ‘John Bull’ idealised figure, representative of
a patriot enjoying life. The print is based on a painting by Francis Hayman.
Ceramic Toby Jugs were made from mid eighteenth century, this is a print
representation of the same idea.
It is a Mezzotint with some etching Printed for R Sayer, No 53 Fleet Street As the Act
Directs September 1st 1786, size 25.5 x 37 cm, sold in a period frame.
Stock No SAP0968 Price £950