- Museum number
- Object: The Village Pastor
The clergyman stands in the centre of a group outside a church, reaching to touch the head of a young girl who tugs at his robes, her mother bending down to her; in the right foreground two women sit on a wall beneath a tree, the younger consolded by the older lady with tears in her eyes; cottages behind and hills in the distance; after William Powell Frith. 1849
Engraving, etching and stipple on chine collé
- Production date
Height: 715 millimetres
Width: 910 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The print was declared to the Printseller's Association by Lloyd Bros. & Co, Oct 26 1849. A reduced version was declared in 1856.
The painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1845 (no.498) with lines 181-4 from Goldsmith's poem, and is now in a private collection.
Lit: Hilary Guise, 'Great Victorian Engravings: A Collector's Guide' (London: Astragal Books, 1980), no.135, p.161.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Deserted Village (1770)
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