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- Object: Youth and Pleasure
Youth on the Prow, and Pleasure at the Helm; allegorical figures on a boat, Youth standing in the centre, catching a ball, surrounded by nude women who represent Pleasure, two birds perched on sail, a cherub kneeling on cloud, storm approaching in the right background; after William Etty; finished state before letters; illustration to Thomas Gray's poem 'The Bard'; c.1849.
Etching and engraving on chine collé.
- Production date
- 1849 (c.)
Height: 250 millimetres (image)
Height: 355 millimetres (platemark)
Width: 182 millimetres (image)
Width: 265 millimetres (platemark)
- Curator's comments
- The original oil painting by Etty is now in Tate Britain (N00356).
For the final state see 1872,1012.1986, published in 'The Art Journal' in 1850.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Art Journal
Associated Title: The Bard
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1851,0104.1 to 40 all belong to the Vernon Gallery.
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