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  • Museum number

    1980,U.1196

  • Description

    Britannia seated at the foot of a statue of charity inscribed 'Marine Society', as a woman at left brings two poor children towards her, and members Jonas Hanway, John Thornton and William Hickes stand at right with another boy, Hickes holding an 'act of incorporation'; boats on the sea behind; after Edward Edwards. 1774
    Etching and engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1774
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 506 millimetres
    • Width: 386 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with dedication over four lines to the British Nation and to the memory of William Wickes Esqr., Merchant of Hamburg whose legacy supported the Marine Society, continuing with a note on the society, and a note on the sculpture, presented by Thomas Nash Esqr. of London and standing on the South Side of the Royal Exchange, with production detail: "Painted by E. Edwards", "Engraved by John Hall" and publication line: "Publish'd as the Act directs April 20th. 1774". Publicatoin details cut off.
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits British CVII P4)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1980

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1980,U.1196

Britannia seated at the foot of a statue of charity inscribed 'Marine Society', as a woman at left brings two poor children towards her, and members Jonas Hanway, John Thornton and William Hickes stand at right with another boy, Hickes holding an 'act of incorporation'; boats on the sea behind; after Edward Edwards.  1774  Etching and engraving

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Britannia seated at the foot of a statue of charity inscribed 'Marine Society', as a woman at left brings two poor children towards her, and members Jonas Hanway, John Thornton and William Hickes stand at right with another boy, Hickes holding an 'act of incorporation'; boats on the sea behind; after Edward Edwards. 1774 Etching and engraving

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