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Nancy

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1906,0419.130

  • Title (object)

    • Nancy
  • Description

    Portrait of the actress Charlotte Walpole dressed as a sentry at Cox Heath in her role as Nancy in R.B. Sheridan's 'The Camp', standing on a hill above a military camp at left which she points towards, a cabin with letters 'CW' on the side and smoking chimney behind; after Bunbury, published state after change of title. 1780
    Etching and stipple

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1780
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 247 millimetres
    • Width: 205 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, verse: "My Nancy leaves the rural plain A camps distress to prove All other ills she can sustain But living from her love", production detail: "H. Bunbury Delint.", "Watson & Dickinson Excudit." and publication line: " London, Publish'd Jany. 22d. by Watsin & Dickinson No. 158 New Bond Street.", numbered at top left, 3.
  • Curator's comments

    The orignal title of the print was 'Miss Walpole'; it is the third in a series with 'A Visit to the Camp' and 'The Recruits' (see BMSat 4765-66 at J,6.45 & 47)

    (Information from Tim Clayton) 'The Camp' was first produced at Drury Lane Theatre, London, on 15 October 1778 and was frequently performed 1778-80. The production concluded with 'a perspective Representation of the Grand Camp at Cox-Heath, from a View taken by De Loutherbourg and executed under his direction' (quoted in The London Stage, part 5, ed. C. B. Hogan, Carbondale, Illinois, 1968, I, p. 208).

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  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1906

  • Acquisition notes

    The prints were selected from a 'fine and extensive collection' in the hands of Messrs Rimell in order to fill gaps in the BM collection.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1906,0419.130

Portrait of the actress Charlotte Walpole dressed as a sentry in her role as Nancy in R.B. Sheridan's 'The Camp', standing on a hill above a camp at left which she points towards, a cabin with letters 'CW' on the side and smoking chimney behind; after Bunbury, published state after change of title.  1780  Etching and stipple

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Portrait of the actress Charlotte Walpole dressed as a sentry in her role as Nancy in R.B. Sheridan's 'The Camp', standing on a hill above a camp at left which she points towards, a cabin with letters 'CW' on the side and smoking chimney behind; after Bunbury, published state after change of title. 1780 Etching and stipple

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