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A man talks to a young boy an girl on a landscape, the children arm in arm with a fabric above their heads; illustration to an 1820 translation of 'Paul and Virginia' by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre; proof before letters.
Etching with engraving, printed on chine collé
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- 1820 (circa)
Height: 253 millimetres
Width: 195 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For the set see 1868,0822.3365 to3369. For other impressions see 1894,0417.423-4 and 1926,0331.330.
Charles Heath hired various printmakers to do part (sometimes most of) his plates. In this print, according to an early annotation, Watt did the drapery; Doo etched the 'flesh'; Taylor did the background and Heath likely did the engraving on the 'flesh' (faces and hands).
An early owner has given the name 'Poulssin' on the backing sheet.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Paul and Virginia
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