This Hog the Property of Mr. William White of Kingston, Surrey...

Anonymous, British, 18th century British
Publisher Elizabeth Walker British

Not on view

This rare portrait of a fattened pink hog with black spots shows the animal in profile with a view of a fence and trees through the barn door at right. Engraved text below the image gives the animal's age–two and a half; size– four feet high, eight feet, nine inches long, nine feet, two inches in girth; and weight–980 pounds–suggesting that with time, it could have doubled in size. The publisher, Elizabeth Walker, continued to operate her husband's London business after his death.

This Hog the Property of Mr. William White of Kingston, Surrey..., Anonymous, British, 18th century, Hand-colored etching and aquatint

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.