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The Banks of the Shannon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.70

  • Title (object)

    • The Banks of the Shannon
  • Description

    A youth seized by a press-gang of four men says farewell to his weeping sweetheart. 1787; this impression 1799
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1787
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and six lines of verse, and "Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs 14 Feb. 1799". Numbered bl. 580
  • Curator's comments

    Dorothy George points out (see Vol.VI p.1002) that this is renumbered and redated, and that the original edition must have been c.1787. This is confirmed by the date '14 February 1787' on an impression with Andrew Edmunds in 2015.

    Dighton's original watercolour for this print from the collection of Mr Jeffrey Rose was sold at Sotheby's, 23 February 1978, lot 89.

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  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
    • BM Satires undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.70)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.70

A youth seized by a press-gang of four men says farewell to his weeping sweetheart.  c.1787  Hand-coloured mezzotint

A youth seized by a press-gang of four men says farewell to his weeping sweetheart. c.1787 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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