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Statute Hall for Hiring Servants

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1869,0213.2

  • Title (object)

    • Statute Hall for Hiring Servants
  • Description

    Interior where an old gentleman is inspecting a young woman on the left, an old lady examines a strapping lad through her pince-nez on the right, a young man at a desk behind her hands a letter to a young servant, addressed 'To Mrs Coupler Covent Garden' and several people and servants are waiting in the background; a lantern hanging above on which is written 'Cheatall's new Statute Hall ...'; a dog sleeping in the centre with a paper in front of it labelled 'A faithful Servant wants a place'; an open leaflet under a chest to right reads 'Modern Chstity exposed a Vindic...'; after Dawe. 1770
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1770
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 377 millimetres
    • Width: 482 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title and 'Engraved from an Original Picture Painted by Mr. Daws, in the Possession of Mr. Smith. / J. Goldar Sculpt. / Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street & Jno. Smith No. 35 Cheapside. as the Act directs Novr. 10. 1770.'.
  • Curator's comments

    Dawes` painting reproduced in this print was exhibited with the Free Society of Artists in 1768 (information from Caitlin Blackwell, February 2011).

  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1869

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1869,0213.2

Interior where an old gentleman is inspecting a young woman on the left, an old lady examines a strapping lad through her pince-nez on the right, a young man at a desk behind her hands a letter to a young servant, addressed 'To Mrs Coupler Covent Garden' and several people and servants are waiting in the background; a lantern hanging above on which is written 'Cheatall's new Statute Hall ...'; a dog sleeping in the centre with a paper in front of it labelled 'A faithful Servant wants a place'; an open leaflet under a chest to right reads 'Modern Chstity exposed a Vindic...'; after Dawe.  1770  Etching and engraving

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Interior where an old gentleman is inspecting a young woman on the left, an old lady examines a strapping lad through her pince-nez on the right, a young man at a desk behind her hands a letter to a young servant, addressed 'To Mrs Coupler Covent Garden' and several people and servants are waiting in the background; a lantern hanging above on which is written 'Cheatall's new Statute Hall ...'; a dog sleeping in the centre with a paper in front of it labelled 'A faithful Servant wants a place'; an open leaflet under a chest to right reads 'Modern Chstity exposed a Vindic...'; after Dawe. 1770 Etching and engraving

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