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The sudden explosion in fording the brook

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.23

  • Title (object)

    • The sudden explosion in fording the brook
  • Description

    Satire; a young man carries a woman in his arms across a river, whose fowling piece accidentally goes off, striking the hat of another woman who is wading across beside them on the left. 27 February 1781
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 349 millimetres
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "from the original picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles"; with "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. / Published as the Act directs [date erased from this impression]". Numbered bl 140.
  • Curator's comments

    For states see 2010,7081.1326

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4500 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.23)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.23

A young man carries a woman in his arms across a river, whose fowling piece accidentally goes off, striking the hat of another woman who is wading across beside them. c.1770  Hand-coloured mezzotint

A young man carries a woman in his arms across a river, whose fowling piece accidentally goes off, striking the hat of another woman who is wading across beside them. c.1770 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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