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Morning after the Storm, The Husband's Return

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1873,0809.205

  • Title (object)

    • Morning after the Storm, The Husband's Return
  • Description

    A cottage interior, where a wife to left and a young boy to right help the husband remove his coat, each taking an arm, while another boy kneels ready with a large boot-jack, two children hold clothes before the fire to right, and a little girl stands guarding the baby, who throws out its arms in welcome behind to left, with two sheep sipping from a platter to left; after Bigg; published state. 1798
    Mezzotint printed in colour, with some hand-colouring

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1798
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 485 millimetres
    • Width: 604 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title and four lines of verse, in English and French "Safe from the horrors of the midnight Storm...", and "Painted by W.R. Bigg, A.R.A. / Engraved by W. Ward / Published March 1798, by W.R. Bigg, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London".
  • Bibliography

    • Frankau 1904 204.II bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1873,0809.205

A cottage interior, where a wife to left and a young boy to right help the husband remove his coat, each taking an arm, while another boy kneels ready with a large boot-jack, two children hold clothes before the fire to right, and a little girl stands guarding the baby, who throws out its arms in welcome behind to l, with two sheep sipping from a platter to l; after Bigg; published state.  1798  Mezzotint printed in colour, with some hand-colouring

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A cottage interior, where a wife to left and a young boy to right help the husband remove his coat, each taking an arm, while another boy kneels ready with a large boot-jack, two children hold clothes before the fire to right, and a little girl stands guarding the baby, who throws out its arms in welcome behind to l, with two sheep sipping from a platter to l; after Bigg; published state. 1798 Mezzotint printed in colour, with some hand-colouring

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