This is a really sweet little Victorian etching by the Scottish artist Robert Walker Macbeth.
Robert Walker Macbeth, a Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, who specialised in pastoral landscape scenes and the rustic genre.
It is signed with his initials and the date 1877 in the lower right-hand corner. This is probably a later impression which was issued in Basil Hansard's publication "Modern Etching and Engraving" - which would have been issued in 1914.
The image shows a fisherwoman carrying her wicker basket - she is feeding little ducks outside of the seaside cottage. The harbour is seen in the distance with a beacon and moored fishing boats.
It is certainly a charming and most touching scene - and would look good on display in a seaside cottage or a country cottage where they keep geese and ducks. The work is very charming and the artist has taken great delight in depicting all the details on the cottage, the lady's costume, and in all the movements of the wee birds.
There is an impression of this print in the National Gallery of Scotland.
Dimensions: Frame size is 24 x 29.5 cm . Image size is 14 x 21.5 cm.
It is beautifully presented and has a new window mount and simple black frame - it is in excellent antique condition and all ready just to hang on your wall.