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- Object: The First Step
Interior scene with a mother holding her child greeted by the father; a window that looks into a garden behind them; a dog sitting on the floor beside them; birdcages and all sorts of domestic objects hanging from the ceiling; a cupboard on the right and barrels on the left side of the room; after Thomas Faed; finished state before any letters; c.1851-60.
Etching and engraving on chine collé.
- Production date
- 1851-1860 (c.)
Height: 395 millimetres (image)
Height: 550 millimetres (platemark)
Width: 302 millimetres (image)
Width: 460 millimetres (platemark)
- Curator's comments
- The painting was exhibited in London in 1851 at the Royal Academy (no.811) and Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy in 1852 (no. 47).
- Not on display
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- Prints and Drawings
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