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A gipsy woman with hunched shoulders, wearing a cloak and head-scarf, holding up a coin and reading the palm of a young lady wearing a low-necked gown and veil with ruffles at her forehead, who stands on the left, head turned away but glancing towards the fortune-teller, with a dog at her feet yapping at the stranger; on a terrace with an arched doorway to left and trees beyond; republished state.
Mezzotint, with an ornate engraved frame printed around it
- Production date
- 1678-1717 (circa)
Height: 340 (frame plate; trimmed)
Height: 259 millimetres
Width: 265 (frame)
Width: 193 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For futher information concerning states and publication history, see 1902,1011.7990.
For another print in an identical frame with Bakewell's publication line, previously published by Tempest, see 2010,7081.90. Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database) suggests that yet another print in a similar frame, 'The Seamstress' (2010.7081.3228), may have been executed by a continental engraver .
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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