- Museum number
- Object: Provision for the Convent
Satire: a barefoot monk with a crucifix and a basket of provisions labelled 'Provision for the Convent', carrying a sheaf of corn in which is hidden a young woman, approaches the entrance to a monastery on the right.
Mezzotint with some etching
- Production date
- 1760s (circa)
Height: 352 millimetres
Width: 252 millimetres
- Curator's comments
(i) lettered in the image with the title; below the image 'Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill, & Carington Bowles, at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.'
(ii) republished by Bowles & Carver; publication line altered to 'Printed for Bowles & Carver, at their Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London'; numbered in lower left 304. [1935,0522.1.213 - this may, however, be another version of the subject]
See also the reduced version published by Carington Bowles, and the two reduced versions in reverse direction, one published by Ryall & Withy, the other anonymous (2010,7081.1491, 3149 and 2049).
- 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.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number