circa 1828. Image size approx. 3-1/2 X 4-3/4 in., matted with three windows accommodating engraving, inscription, and signature. Paper a bit marked; small mended tear and a crease to the paper bearing inscription and signature. Item #206100
Portrait engraving after the well-known image by William Marshall Craig, published in an engraving by Mackienzie in 1808. This engraving has the signature "Kenneley" and we suspect it was likely done at the time of Edgeworth's death. Kenneley has added the title of her famous book "Practical Education" to the image. A novelist and scholar, Maria Edgeworth advocated for female education and was an inspiration to Jane Austen.