Prints by Belgian artist Octavia Campotosto, daughter of painter Henry Campotosto, subject of yesterday’s post. Not finding much else about Octavia in terms of biographical detail except that she visited Italy and showed her pictures from 1871 to 1874 at the Royal Academy, flourishing from 1871 to 1892.

The Girl and The Goat. ca. 1886. Belgian. Print. Octavia Campotosto, artist. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right. In the public domain due to age. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bohman, @jonathan_bohman on Twitter. via or

A girl beggar with large messy hair reclined on the ground, her legs to the left, leaning over a block on the right, looking down. 1886. Belgian. Etching. Octavia Campotosto, artist. Signed in pencil on the bottom right Octavia Campotosto/London/1 January 1886. Inscribed on the upper right Published January 28, 1886 by S. Palladiense, 62 New Bond Street, London. Collections of the British Museum. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age.

Many thanks to Jonathan Bohman, @BohmanArt on Twitter, who saw my post of yesterday and told me about the first image and the artist. Only finding the two prints, the other being in the British Museum.

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