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Arthur and Emmeline

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.2989

  • Title (object)

    • Arthur and Emmeline
  • Description

    Scene in a forest glade; Emmeline, whose sight has been magically restored, holds up a pocket mirror and, looking at her reflection, catches sight of that of King Arthur, who stands behind her to left in armour, sweeping a bow; in an oval; after Ansell; scratched-letter state. 1787
    Etching and stipple

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1787
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 397 millimetres
    • Width: 354 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below the image with the title and 'C Ansell Delt. / PW Tomkins sculpt. pupil of F Bartolozzi. / [engraved] London Published by J. Matthews, No. 488 Strand Jany. 1st. 1787.'.
  • Curator's comments

    The scene is taken from Act 3 of the opera "King Arthur and the British Worthy" by John Dryden with music by Henry Purcell first performed in 1691 but revived in the 1780s at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane..

  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: King Arthur or, The British Worthy (1691)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.2989

Emmeline and a companion standing in a forest glade, Emmeline holding up a pocket mirror, looking at her reflection and catching sight in it of Prince Arhur, who stands behind her to left, in armour, sweeping a bow; in an oval; after Ansell; scratched-letter state.  1787  Etching and stipple

Recto

Emmeline and a companion standing in a forest glade, Emmeline holding up a pocket mirror, looking at her reflection and catching sight in it of Prince Arhur, who stands behind her to left, in armour, sweeping a bow; in an oval; after Ansell; scratched-letter state. 1787 Etching and stipple

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