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- Object: The Prodigal Sifted
Parents sieving their son surrounded by scenes of gambling, duelling, drinking, smoking, brothel, sickness and jail, in the margins. 1677; this impression c.1740
Etching, reworked with the burin
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Height: 197 millimetres
Width: 306 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Sheila O'Connell, 'The Popular Print in England', BM 1999, cat. 4.10, pp. 76-77 and M.Jones 'THe Print in Early Modern England: An Historical Oversight', New Haven and London, 2010, pp.195-196.
See Term Catalogues:
(1) July 1677 p.282, 'The Prodigal Sifted, or the lewd life and lamentable end of idle, profuse and extravagant persons, emblematically set forth ... Price black and white 3d, and coloured 6d. Sold by R.Walton at the Globe and Compasses in St Paul's Churchyard'.
(2) November 1679, p.372: a print of the same title was offered for sale by John Overton.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Popular Print in England
2001 Feb-Apr, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Popular Print in England
2001 Apr-June, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Popular Print in England
2001 June-Aug, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Popular Print in England
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