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The Wapping Landlady

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1862,1011.608

  • Title (object)

    • The Wapping Landlady
  • Description

    Inn scene with sailors recently come ashore, one dancing with a walking stick to music from a fiddle player sitting at right, for the amusement of a couple at left, the landlady at the bar behind at right pouring a drink into the glass of a woman, as another sailor beside her watches the dance; portrait on the wall at left; after a painting by Hayman for Vauxhall Gardens, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Allen CL 196). 1743
    Engraving and etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1743
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 254 millimetres
    • Width: 362 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and "Engraved from the Original Painting in Vauxhall Garden", production detail: "F. Hayman pinxt.", "Benoist Sculpt." and publication line: "Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhil, and Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, London"; plate numbered a.6 above at right
  • Curator's comments

    See 1862,0614.1587 for a larger reverse version, with the characters given names

  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1862

  • Acquisition notes

    1862,1011.412 to 670 are listed as having come from the sale of J J A Fillinham at Puttick & Simpson on 6-8 August 1862. They comprised lot numbers 332, 339, 345, 402, 433, 569, 570, 571, 573, 577 and 578.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1862,1011.608

Inn scene with sailors recently come ashore, one dancing with a walking stick to music from a fiddle player sitting at right, for the amusement of a couple at left, the landlady at the bar behind at right pouring a drink into the glass of a woman, as another sailor beside her watches the dance; portrait on the wall at left; after a painting by Hayman for Vauxhall Gardens, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Allen CL 196).  1743  Engraving and etching

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Inn scene with sailors recently come ashore, one dancing with a walking stick to music from a fiddle player sitting at right, for the amusement of a couple at left, the landlady at the bar behind at right pouring a drink into the glass of a woman, as another sailor beside her watches the dance; portrait on the wall at left; after a painting by Hayman for Vauxhall Gardens, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Allen CL 196). 1743 Engraving and etching

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