James Ward. "A Livery Stable"
London: T. Simpson and Thompson, 1796. Mezzotint by Ward. Printed in color. 19 x 23 3/4. Top and side margins trimmed to plate mark. Else, very good condition.
The output of James Ward contains some of the finest British prints from around the turn of the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries. James was himself an excellent mezzontinter having studied under John Raphel Smith. The warmth of image, richness of the color and quality of mezzotinting combine to make this rare print a gem of its era.