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The Humours of a Wapping Landlady

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1862,0614.1587

  • Title (object)

    • The Humours of a Wapping Landlady
  • Description

    Inn scene with sailors recently come ashore, Tom Gunter dancing with a walking stick to music from a fiddle player sitting at left, for the amusement of a Jack Bowline and Landlady's daughter at right, her mother at the bar behind at left pouring a drink into the glass of an old wife, as Oakum the cabin boy beside her watches the dance; portrait on the wall at right; after a painting by Hayman for Vauxhall Gardens, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Allen CL 196). c.1743
    Engraving and etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1743 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 347 millimetres
    • Width: 440 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and description, and above: "Royal Amusement or a Curious Representation of one of the Celebrated Paintings at Vaux Hall, done by the Ingenious Mr Hymen. [sic]"
  • Curator's comments

    See 1862,1011.608 for a reverse version engraved by Benoist, from a series of prints after Vauxhall paintings published by John & Carington Bowles c. 1743

  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1862

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1862,0614.1587

Inn scene with sailors recently come ashore, Tom Gunter dancing with a walking stick to music from a fiddle player sitting at left, for the amusement of a Jack Bowline and Landlady's daughter at right, her mother at the bar behind at left pouring a drink into the glass of an old wife, as Oakum the cabin boy beside her watches the dance; portrait on the wall at right; after a painting by Hayman for Vauxhall Gardens, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Allen CL 196).  c.1743  Engraving and etching

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Inn scene with sailors recently come ashore, Tom Gunter dancing with a walking stick to music from a fiddle player sitting at left, for the amusement of a Jack Bowline and Landlady's daughter at right, her mother at the bar behind at left pouring a drink into the glass of an old wife, as Oakum the cabin boy beside her watches the dance; portrait on the wall at right; after a painting by Hayman for Vauxhall Gardens, in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Allen CL 196). c.1743 Engraving and etching

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