Whilst at The Fitzwilliam Museum on Saturday I saw Caroline Watson and Female Printmaking in Late Georgian England. The exhibition shows prints by Caroline Watson, who is regarded as ‘the first British professional woman engraver’. She worked together with artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and used the techniques of stipple etching and aquatint.
Highlights include The Death of Cardinal Beaufort, stipple and etching after Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1792). In the exhibition there are two copies of this print, one with revisions made after Reynolds death, where the devil is removed from the image.
The exhibition is on until Sunday 4th January 2015