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Love and Constancy Rewarded

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1899,0420.31

  • Title (object)

    • Love and Constancy Rewarded
  • Description

    A sailor returned home to a woman who sits outside a thatched cottage, looking up at him as he shows her a souvenir, leaning against the post of a wooden fence; chickens and chicks feeding around them and a church tower in the background to right; after Morland. 1785
    Mezzotint printed in brown ink

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 326 millimetres
    • Width: 354 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title below, eight lines of verse 'Ye Winds your blust'ring Fury leave ... And harbours safe in these fond Arms', and "Moorland pinxt. / London, Published as the Act Directs 1 Nover. 1785 by W. Hinton No. 5 Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange / Dawe sculpt. / Engraved by P. Dawe from an Original Picture, Painted by G Morland in ye Possession of Wm. Hinton".
  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1899

  • Acquisition notes

    The 51 prints purchased from Joseph Grego (1899,0420.1 to 51) are recorded as having been selected from a collection of prints after George Morland formed by the Hon. Algernon Bourke, afterwards the property of Henry Milner, Esq. The collection was sold in 214 lots at Christie's on 14/5 February 1899.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1899,0420.31

A sailor returned home to a woman who sits outside a thatched cottage, looking up at him as he shows her a souvenir, leaning against the post of a wooden fence; chickens and chicks feeding around them and a church tower in the background to right; after Morland.  1785  Mezzotint printed in brown ink

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A sailor returned home to a woman who sits outside a thatched cottage, looking up at him as he shows her a souvenir, leaning against the post of a wooden fence; chickens and chicks feeding around them and a church tower in the background to right; after Morland. 1785 Mezzotint printed in brown ink

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