- Museum number
- Object: The Virgin Mary, Our Saviour & St. Catherine
The Virgin shown three-quarters length seated to right, glancing downwards with her head tilted to left at St. Catherine, who is shown kneeling beside her, hands folded over her breast and hair dressed up with pearls, gazing at the Christ-child who is shown full-length on His mother's knee, indicating the ring held up in His right hand and smiling towards the viewer; curtain overhead; state republished by Carington Bowles, c. 1784-90
- Production date
1766-1784 (this state)
Height: 342 millimetres
Width: 252 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- States [recorded by Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database)]
(i) published by Edward Cooper; scratched in lower right 'A: C'
(ii) republished by Carington Bowles; lettered with the title and 'Printed for Carington Bowles, at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. // 444'
The number 444 may have been added later than the title, constituting a third state. The second state presumably corresponds with one of the Bowles' sale listings.
Later sale catalogue listings
Carington Bowles, sale catalogue 1784, p. 108 no. 194 under Scripture and Moral Pieces', for 1s. plain, 2s. coloured
Carington Bowles, sale catalogue 1790, p. 98 no. 197, 2s. plain, 3s. coloured
Other impressions: Paris BN Cd 4 fol. 36 no. 41
Ganz attributes this to Lens and Stogdon notes that it is similar in technique to another plate signed and published by Lens, which appears to have passed to Bowles, a 'Susanna' after Willem de Ryck (CLB P29874).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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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