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- Series: World in Miniature
Pl. 3; three scenes, one on top of the other; top: a lying-in visit in a bedroom, the mother sitting wrapped in many clothes beside a fireplace at left, the cradle at her feet, the baby held up by a nurse to kiss a female visitor sitting at right with two other women who look on delightedly; middle: a round dance, a fiddler and drummer playing in a box at left, and a man approaching with a punch bowl; below: ship-building on the shore, a man working on an upturned rowing-boat wit ha hammer, another pausing to talk to a mother and child at right, a man sawing a plank of wood at left, children playing in the sand, ships in the water beyond. 1816
Etching with some stipple
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Height: 242 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 168 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- One of a complete set of 40 plates from the "World in Miniature" bound in a volume with title wrappers, with 2 additional prints. For comment, see 1860,0211.26.
A drawing in reverse of the lying-in visit is in the Mellon collection, inv. B1981.25.2677; see J. Baskett and D. Snelgrove, 'The drawings of Thomas Rowlandson in the Paul Mellon Collection' (London, 1977), p. 57, cat. no. 224. This composition was also used in Rowlandson's 'Miseries of Human Life' (1808). See also two drawings of round dances, not very close to this composition, in the Huntingdon; R. Wark, 'Drawings by Thomas Rowlandson in the Huntingdon Collection (San Marino, California, 1975), p.105, cat. nos. 388, 389.
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