Collection online

Domestick Employment, Knitting / Domestic Employment

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1876,0708.21

  • Title (object)

    • Domestick Employment, Knitting

    Title (series)

    • Domestic Employment
  • Description

    A young woman sitting directed to left, looking up towards the viewer, knitting with a ball of wool in her lap, wearing a voluminous dark gown with white fichu and cuffs, and a frilled cap; after Mercier.
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1736-1775
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 356 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image "Domestick Employment, Knitting / P Mercier Pinxt. / Printed for Robt. Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, London".
  • Curator's comments

    From a set (1876,0708.21-23). They are listed in Sayer & Bennett's sale catalogue for 1775 (nos 254-56). See 2010,7081.967 for a comment on related prints.

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 141 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1876

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1876,0708.21

A young woman sitting directed to left, looking up towards the viewer, knitting with a ball of wool in her lap, wearing a voluminous dark gown with white fichu and cuffs, and a frilled cap; after Mercier.  Mezzotint

Recto

A young woman sitting directed to left, looking up towards the viewer, knitting with a ball of wool in her lap, wearing a voluminous dark gown with white fichu and cuffs, and a frilled cap; after Mercier. Mezzotint

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: PPA172245

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...