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Elizabeth Canning

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Elizabeth Canning
  • Description

    Portrait of Elizabeth Canning; half-length in profile to left, in witness-box, her hands pointed down, wearing a ribboned cap and short cape. 1754
    Etching with drypoint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1754
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 186 millimetres
    • Width: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered at top left corner with production detail: "TW/ 1754", on scroll at left with title.
  • Curator's comments

    Number 69 in the catalogue of Worlidge's prints sold by his widow in 1767 (P&D D.2.12). Priced at 2s 6d.

  • Bibliography

    • O'Connell 2003 1.62 bibliographic details
    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The Sotheby sale included works from the collections of the Rev. John Mitford and Thomas Barrett, and the catalogue does not say which lots belonged to which owner. The whole group (1859,0806.1 to 63) cost £23 14s.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Half length portrait of Elizabeth Canning, in profile to left. 1754  Etching.


Half length portrait of Elizabeth Canning, in profile to left. 1754 Etching.

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