- Museum number
- Object: White-bait
A coy young woman in a dancing attitude, wearing a beribboned dress and wide-brimmed hat with large feathers, holding up a ring in her left hand, looking at it and pointing behind her with the other; she is on a winding path leading to a church beyond.
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint
- Production date
- 1820s (c.)
Height: 145 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 110 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- One of seven prints of people personifying types of fish (and a crab), by Pyall after Egerton, pasted into a volume bound in red leather and titled 'Fishes personified - M.E.' (reg. nos. 1931,1114.629.2-8), the series is preceded by an 1832 print by William Heath titled 'Odd fish' (1931,1114.629.1; BM Satires 17390).
See also 1991,0615.100, 'Lampreys', no doubt from the same series.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Fishes personified
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number