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- Object: The Marquess of Granby relieving the Distressed Soldier and his Family
Granby seen whole-length on horseback to left in landscape, addressing dejected soldier sitting at side of road, his wife and two children standing, imploring Granby; further soldiers on horseback seen beyond; after Penny. 1779
Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching
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Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Presumably derived from the large mezzotint in the same direction by Richard Houston, published in 1769: 1917,1208.2461. Sayer also published another droll of this (Russell E.n.a. Class III no. 74a; 1902,1011.7197)
States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title and 'London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 10th. Oct.r 1779.'
(ii) republished by Sayer alone; the plate reworked, stones under the injured soldier's legs less defined and fewer stones below the horse, etc.; publication line altered to 'London, Printed for R. Sayer, Map & Printseller no. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 10th. Oct.r 1786.'
- 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.
- Prints and Drawings
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