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Filial Piety

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1873,0712.544

  • Title (object)

    • Filial Piety
  • Description

    A young woman wearing a tattered cloak and bonnet, holding out one hand, in which she has a sprig of foliage, while putting her other arm around the shoulders of an old man who sits bowed on the right, hands clasped on his knee; after John Russell. 1788
    Stipple and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1788
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 23 millimetres
    • Width: 190 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with the title, verse: 'Hear it all nature, future ages hear it / The father dins a parent in his child' and 'Painted by J. Russell Crayon Painter to his Roy.l Highness the Prince of Wales. / Engraved by Caroline Watson Engraver to Her Majesty. / Engraved from the original Picture in the collection of The Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Galway. / Published Nov.r 1st. 1788 by B.B. Evans in the Poulty London.'
  • Curator's comments

    This picture of a blind beggar and his daughter was at Serlby Hall, Yorkshire, until it was auctioned in 1894 (Alexander 32)

  • Bibliography

    • Alexander 2014 32 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1873,0712.544

A young woman wearing a tattered cloak and bonnet, holding out one hand, in which she has a sprig of foliage, while putting her other arm around the shoulders of an old man who sits bowed on the right, hands clasped on his knee; after John Russell.  1788  Stipple and etching

Recto

A young woman wearing a tattered cloak and bonnet, holding out one hand, in which she has a sprig of foliage, while putting her other arm around the shoulders of an old man who sits bowed on the right, hands clasped on his knee; after John Russell. 1788 Stipple and etching

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