The Scissor Sharpener
John Nixon, 1792
Monotone pen and watercolour wash portrait of a knife and scissor grinder with his cart and loyal dog. Signed bottom left and dated, 1792.
John Nixon (1755-1818) was a wealthy merchant who enjoyed capturing likenesses of the street characters he encountered on his travels.
The drawing is professionally mounted with a watercolour wash border. It is irregularly trimmed along the bottom edge and has light age-browning.
Item Ref. 6828
Size: 154 x 111mm ; mounted, 315 x 255mm