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The Spell. Hobnelia

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.171

  • Title (object)

    • The Spell. Hobnelia
  • Description

    A young woman ties her garter to that of a young man asleep beneath a tree on the right; an illustration to the pastoral by Gay. 1783/4
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1783-1784
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 352 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and two verses of four lines quoted "from the favourite Pastoral of Gay's Shepherd's Week"; and with "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. / Published as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered at bottom left 506
  • Curator's comments

    The date of publication is deduced from Dorothy George (see BMSat. V p.786)

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.171)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.171

A young woman ties her garter to that of a young man asleep beneath a tree; an illustration to the pastoral by Gay.  1783/4  Hand-coloured mezzotint

A young woman ties her garter to that of a young man asleep beneath a tree; an illustration to the pastoral by Gay. 1783/4 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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