William Skelton (1763-1848) English engraver, born London. His chief work consists of a series of portraits embracing member of the Royal Family from Geo. III to the accession of Victoria in 1837. The engraving offered here is called THE OWL, THE SWAN, THE COCK, THE SPIDER, THE ASS AND THE FARMER, signed in the plate, 3 x 3-5/8 plus margins. Circa 1797.
There is some spotting in margin areas well away from image.