Posted on 19 February 2020
Wet Quakers is a 1813 hand-coloured engraving by the artist James Green (1771 – 1834).
James Green was a portrait artist, who studied and exhibited at the Royal Academy. He visited the English coastal town of Scarborough by stage coach in 1812. During his stay he made a series of sketches of interesting scenes in the town which he later made up into water colours.
The following year he reworked his water colours into engravings and published them in his book entitled Poetical Sketches of Scarborough (1813) – of which Wet Quakers is one of 21 illustrations.
image by Smudge