- Museum number
A family in rustic dress gathered at night in front of a fire, two in a high-backed chair, the woman turning food on a pan, with a cat and dog, and a piper in the background to right, playing for a woman who leans over the half-door gate; transparency with hand-colouring on recto and verso. 1799
Hand-coloured mezzotint with etching
- Production date
Height: 375 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 289 millimetres (trimmed?)
- Curator's comments
- Nicholas Knowles has kidnly pointed out that this corresponds to one of the Transparencies listed in three surviving Ackermann catalogues (1802 p. 22, 1805 p. 29 and 1815 p. 43) as ' 25th Transparency. Cottagers, with fireside. Square shape Four inches and a half by nine. Plain 2s 6d Coloured 5s . Painter: Rowlandson engraver: Merke '
There is a proof before aquatint in the Metropolitan Musuem New York that came from the Frances Harvey collection [59.533.1811] , and another in the Knowles collection
- 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