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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1898,0712.10

  • Description

    A lady coming from the circulating library; woman in large bonnet leaving shop l, the door to which is partially open, walking towards right with book in her hands, shop window behind her displaying books Black and red chalk with grey wash on grey paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 333 millimetres
    • Width: 253 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Engraved in mezzotint and published by J Birchall and J R Smith, without the name of the engraver, in April 1781. Mrs Frankau, 'John Raphael Smith', 1902, states that the print was engraved by the artist after Singleton (then 15 years old), but gives no reason for the statement. Chaloner Smith follows Frankau, describing the print under J R Smith (194a), but D'Oench attributes it to Smith ("Copper into Gold", p. 55)

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  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PIV)

  • Exhibition history

    1934 BM, Exhibition of English Art, no.180A

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1898

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1898,0712.10

A lady coming from the circulating library; woman in large bonnet leaving shop l, the door to which is partially open, walking towards r with book in her hands, shop window behind her displaying books Black and red chalk with grey wash on grey paper

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A lady coming from the circulating library; woman in large bonnet leaving shop l, the door to which is partially open, walking towards r with book in her hands, shop window behind her displaying books Black and red chalk with grey wash on grey paper

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