The Pretty Maid with her Apron before the Candle
- The Pretty Maid with her Apron before the Candle
A young woman holding a candle in front of her in right hand, shielding the flame with her left, shrouded in the folds of her apron, looking down at the flame and smiling, wearing a bonnet decorated in a bow with the tie flying loose, her face lit from beneath; after Morland. 1770
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 356 millimetres
- Width: 255 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with the title below the image and 'H.Morland pinxt. / P. Dawe fecit / Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. // Publish'd Oct.r 1st. 1770.'
Similar in the opposite direction to a print by J Watson (2010.7081.1088; Chaloner Smith 163, Goodwin 192); there is also a version by Purcell (Chaloner Smith 85; 1876,0708.30)
Sale catalogue listings
Carington Bowles, 1784, p. 107 no. 158; 1s. plain 2s. coloured; 1790, p. 97 no. 161
Not on display (British Mezzotints Ring-binder Large)
- With contribution from: British Museum Friends
- With contribution from: National Heritage Memorial Fund
- With contribution from: The Art Fund
- With contribution from: Friends of Prints and Drawings
- With contribution from: Mrs Charles Wrightsman
- With contribution from: Michael Marks Charitable Trust
- Purchased from: Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
Prints & Drawings
A young woman holding a candle in front of her in right hand, shielding the flame with her left, shrouded in the folds of her apron, looking down at the flame and smiling, wearing a bonnet decorated in a bow with the tie flying loose, her face lit from beneath; after Morland. 1770 Mezzotint
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Object reference number: PPA307167
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