Nature (The Calmady Children)

Various artists/makers

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Lawrence's masterful depiction of two young sisters was admired for its simple naturalism long before the painting entered the Met's collection in 1925 (25.110.1). Indeed this quality seems to have suggested the title "Nature" under which Cousins's print was published. This single-sheet print is perhaps the best known, and one of several published examples. These range greatly in size and medium, and include wood engravings in both British and French illustrated newspapers, such as "Pen and Pencil" in 1855 and "Le Journal Illustré" in 1864. Engravings and lithographs were also made after Lawrence's double portrait.

Nature (The Calmady Children), Samuel Cousins (British, Exeter 1801–1887 London), Mezzotint; third (?) state of five

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