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Inscription

lower left in plate: Hen. Morland pinxt.; lower center in plate: Carington Bowles excudit. / The Oyster Woman / Published as the Act directs July 1. 1769 / Printed for CARINGTON BOWLES, Map & Printseller No 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, LONDON; lower right in plate: Phil. Dawe fecit

Provenance

Christopher Lennox-Boyd; (C. G. Boerner Limited, New York); purchased 2002 by NGA.

Bibliography
1884
Smith, John Chaloner. British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. 4 vols. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1884.
2001
C. G. Boerner Ltd. Mezzotints from the Collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. London, 2001: no. 18.