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The Pretty Bar Maid

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.180

  • Title (object)

    • The Pretty Bar Maid
  • Description

    Satire: a group of customers standing around the counter of a bar, peering at the girl serving behind, one in profile to right leaning inwards lifting a spoon to his mouth. 1778
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1778
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 349 millimetres
    • Width: 250 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 his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]" Numbered bl 384.
  • Curator's comments

    See the reduced version dated 2 July 1778: 2010,7081.2043

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4558 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.180)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.180

Satire: a group of customers standing around the counter of a bar, peering at the girl serving behind.  1778  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a group of customers standing around the counter of a bar, peering at the girl serving behind. 1778 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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