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- Object: A Dream of the Future
A woman leaning against a stile at right, a dog at left looking expectantly at the covered basket on her arm, a town in the distance at left with wagon approaching; after Thomas Creswick; scratched-letter state.
Engraving and engraving on chine collé
- Production date
- 1865 (circa)
Height: 244 millimetres (image)
Height: 467 millimetres
Width: 190 millimetres (image)
Width: 338 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This print is after a collaborative painting of 1856, in which Ansdell painted the dog, Frith the woman and Creswick the landscape; it is in Bolton Art Gallery; a version of the composition dated 1865 is in the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate. See Mark Bills and Vivien Knight (eds), 'William Powell Frith: Painting the Victorian Age (New Haven and London, 2006), p.151, where the Harrogate version of the work is reproduced as fig.141.
The print was first published in December 1865 in 'The Art Journal'. This impression is from a later edition with the preservation of the full plate-mark. The earlier edition was trimmed within the plate-mark.
- Not on display
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