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  • Museum number

    1861,1109.141

  • Description

    The female correspondent, after Metsu; a young woman wearing a waisted fur-trimmed coat and small bonnet sitting at a table melting a stick of wax in a candle in front of her to seal a letter, a dog at her feet, while a servant girl stands to right, waiting to take it, carrying a metal pail hanging on her left arm; scratched-letter state before margin cleaned. 1771
    Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1771
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 505 millimetres
    • Width: 355 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below the image "Metzu pinxt / James Watson Fecit / Publishd Jany 7th 1771 by J Boydell Engraver in Cheapside"; annotated in ink "The Corresponding Lady. a Proof".
  • Bibliography

    • Goodwin 176 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 71 (after Metsu) bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,1109.141

The female correspondent, after Metsu; a young woman wearing a waisted fur-trimmed coat and small bonnet sitting at a table melting a stick of wax in a candle in front of her to seal a letter, a dog at her feet, while a servant girl stands to right, waiting to take it, carrying a metal pail hanging on her left arm; scratched-letter state before margin cleaned.  1771  Mezzotint

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The female correspondent, after Metsu; a young woman wearing a waisted fur-trimmed coat and small bonnet sitting at a table melting a stick of wax in a candle in front of her to seal a letter, a dog at her feet, while a servant girl stands to right, waiting to take it, carrying a metal pail hanging on her left arm; scratched-letter state before margin cleaned. 1771 Mezzotint

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