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My Wife and Your Wife

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1875,0814.2461

  • Title (object)

    • My Wife and Your Wife
  • Description

    Domestic interior with two women standing idly engaged in conversation while sharing a drink; young boy with hoop trying to call their attention at left, young girl drinking from her mother's jar at right; on the wall behind, ballads on gossip and on the evils of gin; with text below. 1779
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1779
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 522 millimetres
    • Width: 378 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text within image, text below image and publication line: "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at No 69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London".
        Bears blindstamp: "J D F" (Lugt 1447).
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1875,0814.2461

Domestic interior with two women standing idly engaged in conversation while sharing a drink; young boy with hoop trying to call their attention at l, young girl drinking from her mother's jar at r; on the wall behind, ballads on gossip and on the evils of gin; with text below.  1779  Etching

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Domestic interior with two women standing idly engaged in conversation while sharing a drink; young boy with hoop trying to call their attention at l, young girl drinking from her mother's jar at r; on the wall behind, ballads on gossip and on the evils of gin; with text below. 1779 Etching

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