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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.62

  • Title (object)

    • Spring
  • Description

    Satire: a youth holds the hands of a bashful young woman and points to two doves billing beside him, while a boy on the right plays with a bird's nest and an old woman looks cross. c.1778/9
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1778-1779
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 353 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title followed by "from the original picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles", and "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at No.69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]" Numbered bl 392.
  • Curator's comments

    From a set of the four seasons (see BMSat.4564 to 4567).

    See also the reduced version, dated 1 January 1779: 2010,7081.2116

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4564 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2009 Jan-Mar, BM, Room 90, Love and Marriage

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.62

Satire: a youth holds the hands of a bashful young woman and points to two doves billing beside him, while a boy plays with a bird's nest and an old woman looks cross.  c.1778/9  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a youth holds the hands of a bashful young woman and points to two doves billing beside him, while a boy plays with a bird's nest and an old woman looks cross. c.1778/9 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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