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A series of portraits of women occupied with domestic pastime / Waschen

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,1105.13

  • Title (object)

    • Waschen

    Title (series)

    • A series of portraits of women occupied with domestic pastime
  • Description

    A young laundress standing at a bucket; after Mercier. c.1740s Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1740s (c)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 345 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title 'Waschen Blanchir Lavare', and and 'P. Mercier pinx. / J.S. Negges sc. et exc. // Cum Gratia et Privil. S.C.R.M. Acad. Fr. A.A.L.L.'
        Unidentified 'LN' collector's mark (not in Lugt) on verso.
  • Curator's comments

    A copy from the English series of mezzotints entitled 'Domestick Amusements', of which three versions are known, one by Houston (CS 141), and two anonymous sets published by Sayer and Henry Parker (impressions in the Lennox-Boyd collection).

  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1937,1105.13

A young laundress standing at a bucket; after le Mercier.  c.1740s Mezzotint

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A young laundress standing at a bucket; after le Mercier. c.1740s Mezzotint

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