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Schoolboys Giving Charity to a Blind Man

Artist and engraver:
John Raphael Smith (British, baptized Derby 1751–1812 Doncaster)
Artist:
After William Redmore Bigg, A.R.A. (British, 1755–1828)
Publisher:
James Birchall (British, active 1781–94)
Date:
1781
Medium:
Mezzotint, hand colored; second state
Dimensions:
Sheet (clipped close to plate): 18 in. × 21 15/16 in. (45.7 × 55.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Ephraim Levy, 1912
Accession Number:
12.86.4
Not on view
Signature: in plate below image: "Painted by W. Bigg / Engraved by J. R. Smith"

Inscription: in plate, below title: "London Publish'd Oct. 10. 1781 by J. R. Smith No. 83 opposite the Pantheon, Oxford Street, and J. Birhcall No. 473 Strand"
Donor: Ephraim Levy (American)
Chaloner Smith 179 ii; Frankau 307; D'Oench 180
John Chaloner Smith British Mezzotinto Portraits...from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. Henry Sotheran & Company, vols. 1-4, 1878–83, vol. III, p. 1312, no. 179 ii.

Julia Frankau John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London, 1902, cat. no. 307, p. 209.

Ellen D'Oench "Copper into Gold": Prints by John Raphael Smith, 1751–1812. New Haven and London, 1999, cat. no. 180, pp. 38, 75.



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