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Blind Girl at the Holy Well

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1866,1208.58

  • Title (object)

    • Blind Girl at the Holy Well
  • Description

    A woman praying at Holy Well, a rosary in her clasped hands, a dark cloak over her head, looking to the right at a younger, blind woman in a white shawl, who kneels while a little girl, seen from behind, standing in the stream, guides her fingers to dip them in a shallow bowl of water, in a mountainous landscape; after Burton. 1841
    Mixed method

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1841
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 710 millimetres
    • Width: 596 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image "Painted by F.W. Burton R.H.A. / London March 4th. 1841 Published by H T Ryall for the Proprietor / Engraved by H.T. Ryall, Portrait & Historical Engraver to the Queen."; reproduced in the plate "F.W. Burton RHA Invent et Delint."; with a blind-stamp of the Royal Irish Art Union, marked 'Members Only 1839-40' on the recto, and annotated in ink on the verso "(Special) No 1 - W.H. McQueen Esq. Tottenham Court Road", with the initials 'JB'[?] not in Lugt .
  • Location

    Not on display (British Printmakers XIXc Plan Press)

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1866

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1866,1208.58

A woman praying at Holy Well, a rosary in her clasped hands, a dark cloak over her head, looking to the right at a younger, blind woman in a white shawl, who kneels while a little girl, seen from behind, standing in the stream,  guides her fingers to dip them in a shallow bowl of water, in a mountainous landscape; after Burton.  1841  Mixed method

A woman praying at Holy Well, a rosary in her clasped hands, a dark cloak over her head, looking to the right at a younger, blind woman in a white shawl, who kneels while a little girl, seen from behind, standing in the stream, guides her fingers to dip them in a shallow bowl of water, in a mountainous landscape; after Burton. 1841 Mixed method

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