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The Sailor's Orphans, or the Young Ladies' Subscription

Engraver:
William Ward (British, London 1766–1826 London)
Artist:
After William Redmore Bigg, A.R.A. (British, 1755–1828)
Publisher:
William Redmore Bigg, A.R.A. (British, 1755–1828) (London)
Date:
June 1, 1800
Medium:
Mezzotint
Dimensions:
image: 18 x 23 11/16 in. (45.7 x 60.2 cm) plate: 18 15/16 x 23 3/4 in. (48.1 x 60.3 cm) sheet: 19 7/8 x 25 3/8 in. (50.5 x 64.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Ephraim Levy, 1912
Accession Number:
12.86.2
Not on view
In a cottage interior, a tired and humbly dressed woman with three small children stands next to a fireplace. She gestures towards a woman and girls of varying ages at right who have brought donations of money and clothes.
Inscription: in plate: "Painted by W. R. Bigg A.R.A. / Engraved by W. Ward"
in plate, the title and 4 lines of verse in English and French, and: "Published 1st June 1800 by W.R. Bigg Gate Street, Lincolns Inn Fields London"
Ephraim Levy (American); Donor: Ephraim Levy (American)
Frankau 1904.248
Julia Frankau Eighteenth Century Artists and Engravers: William Ward A.R.A. and James Ward R.A.. London, 1904, cat. no. 248.



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