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The Comforts of Industry

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1873,0510.2609

  • Title (object)

    • The Comforts of Industry
  • Description

    Cottage interior with a man wearing a round-brimmed hat decorated with straw, returning home, holding his son's hand, and dropping some coins into his wife's apron, as she sits to right holding a sleeping baby, while a little girl sits on the floor with a doll, raising her arms to greet her brother; after Morland. 1790
    Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1790
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 335 millimetres
    • Width: 376 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, and "Painted by G. Morland / Engrav'd by H. Hudson / London Publish'd Jany 20, 1790 by J.R. Smith No. 31 King Street Covent Garden".
  • Curator's comments

    Companion to 'The Miseries of Idleness'.
    For an unfinished proof see 2010,7081.2339. Christopher Lennox-Boyd also describes a state with open letters.

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 11 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1873,0510.2609

Cottage interior with a man wearing a round-brimmed hat decorated with straw, returning home, holding his son's hand, and dropping some coins into his wife's apron, as she sits to right holding a sleeping baby, while a little girl sits on the floor with a doll, raising her arms to greet her brother; after Morland.  1790  Mezzotint

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Cottage interior with a man wearing a round-brimmed hat decorated with straw, returning home, holding his son's hand, and dropping some coins into his wife's apron, as she sits to right holding a sleeping baby, while a little girl sits on the floor with a doll, raising her arms to greet her brother; after Morland. 1790 Mezzotint

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