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Illustrations to the Vicar of Wakefield

Author:
Written by Oliver Goldsmith (Irish, Pallas, Longford ca. 1728–1774 London)
Illustrator:
William Mulready (Irish, Ennis 1786–1863 London)
Engraver:
Portrait engraved by James Thomson (British, baptised Mitford, Northumberland 1788–1850 London)
Printer:
Portrait after John Linnell (British, London 1792–1882 Redhill, Surrey)
Date:
1853
Medium:
Book: woodcut
Dimensions:
Book: 15 3/4 x 12 3/8 x 1 in. (40 x 31.5 x 2.5cm)
Classifications:
Albums, Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1923
Accession Number:
23.106.32
Not on view
Signature: Facing frontispiece: Twelve copies of these illustrations were / printed on India paper. This is one of / two selected therefrom Mr. Mulready. / John Van Voorst / John Thompson / 25 March 1853

Inscription: Front flyleaf verso, tipped-in: Frontispiece dated June 29, 1855, "Will you have the kindness to allow me to wait upon you Tuesday night after your dinner hour. Throughout the month of July I shall be engaged in the Life School of the R.A. from half past 4 to about half past 6. So pray allow me to find you at dinner on Tuesday. Yours faithfully, W. Mulready."
Junius Spencer Morgan; Donor: Junius Spencer Morgan
Ray, p. 39; Houfe, p. 396
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