Adam Buck 1759-1833. Anglo-Irish School Stipple engraving with aquatint printed in colour published by R Ackermann London 1808. My Dear Little Shock You Must Have A Dip. Laid to backing sheet some age related timestaining and skillfully repaired worming. 24.5 by 30 cms Plate. 25.7 by 30.6 cms sheet overall.
Buck was born in Castle Street, Cork. Becoming an accomplished miniaturist in the 1780s while still in Ireland, he made a permanent move to London in 1795 – A major influence on Regency culture, he produced plates of contemporary costume as well as genre pictures of family and classical scenes, he was himself much influenced by the Greek Revival. He also acted as a painting teacher, as well as exhibiting more than 170 miniatures and small full-length portraits at the Royal Academy between 1795 and 1833.