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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1997,0928.14.29

  • Description

    A farmyard scene with two donkeys near a trough at left, five hogs in a sty at right (one feeding two piglets), and a farmer holding a pitchfork and raising his hand behind a fence at left; a line of birds flies overhead in the distance; after Francis Barlow. 1662
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1662
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 154 millimetres
    • Width: 214 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered "F Barlow inu: WHollar fecit 1662"
  • Curator's comments

    For information on the volume see 1997,0928.14.1

    A duplicate impression at Q,5.529
    See New Hollstein 1710-1717; the original drawing at 1855,0714.63; etching by Hollar, P2081, catalogued as plate 2 of Variae quadrupedum species

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein 1711 (Hollar) bibliographic details
    • Pennington 2081 bibliographic details
  • Location

    165.a.37

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1997,0928.14.29

A farmyard scene with two donkeys near a trough, five hogs in a sty (one feeding two piglets), and a farmer holding a pitchfork and raising his hand behind a fence; a line of birds flies overhead in the distance
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A farmyard scene with two donkeys near a trough, five hogs in a sty (one feeding two piglets), and a farmer holding a pitchfork and raising his hand behind a fence; a line of birds flies overhead in the distance Etching

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