- Museum number
- Object: Hope
Allegorical female figure, shown full-length standing on a sea-shore, leaning on an anchor, looking up to right; rocks to left and a ship flying the Union Jack in the background; in an oval frame; from a set of Faith, Hope and Charity; re-issued state with number added and reworked. 16 July 1798
Mezzotint with some etching
- Production date
Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered below the image with the title, two columns of verse 'Bless'd Hope will surely lend her Aid, / When most of comfort we're afraid, // Do not despair Tho' World's may frown, / For Virtue shall with Joys be Crown'd.' and 'Design'd by // B.t Reading. // Published July 16th,, 1798 by P & J. Gally, No,, 3 Leather Lane, Holborn, London.'
(ii) reworked, finer anatomical details lost on neck and arms, hair restyled and stylised grounding added on the arms, etc.; lettered as (i)
(iii) re-issued with number '2' scratched in above 'Hope'
(iv) re-issued and reworked in less naturalistic style, heavier lines; this state
Other impressions: CLB (i, ii, iii)
The set comprises 2010,7081.407-409
- 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
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