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A Lady and Her Children Relieving a Poor Cottager

Artist:
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:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint, hand colored
Dimensions:
Sheet (clipped to plate): 17 5/8 × 21 13/16 in. (44.8 × 55.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Ephraim Levy, 1912
Accession Number:
12.86.5
Not on view
Signature: in plate below image: "Painted by W. Bigg / Engrav'd by J. R. Smith"

Inscription: in plate below title: "London Publish'd March 12, 1784 by J. Birchall No. 473 Strand"
Ephraim Levy (American); Donor: Ephraim Levy (American)
Chaloner Smith 180; Frankau 204; D'Oench 194
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. 180.

Julia Frankau John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London, 1902, cat. no. 204, pp. 154-5.

Ellen D'Oench "Copper into Gold": Prints by John Raphael Smith, 1751–1812. New Haven and London, 1999, cat. no. 194, fig. no. 84, pp. 73, 75, 213.



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