Girl (Portrait of Phoebe Hoppner), after
a painting by John Hoppner
Sallad Girl is
of the most charming prints of the English 18th
William Ward, A.R.A., was was one
of the most accomplished engravers of his day, appointed to the Duke of
York and the Prince of Wales, and produced a considerable number of
mezzotint engravings, including a good many in colour.
Published by John Raphael Smith in 1783, the size of the edition of this remarkable mezzotint is not known, but is apparently quite small. We have however located impressions of the same state of this print in the British Museum (London, which gives the plate dimensions as 382 x 277) and the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge).