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Le père absent ou les chagrins de la Guerre (The absent father, or the sorrows of war)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1875,0710.585

  • Title (object)

    • Le père absent ou les chagrins de la Guerre (The absent father, or the sorrows of war)
  • Description

    Scene outside a cottage door, a young soldier reading a letter at left, to the distress of his wife sitting with infant in her lap at right, her son beside reaching for her hand, while an old lady stands behind, wringing her hands
    Hand-coloured stipple, printed in brown

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1780-1800 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 340 millimetres
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Letterd below image with title and publication line: "A Paris chez Boulard, rue St Martin, No. 84"
  • Curator's comments

    A pair with 1875,0710.586

  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1875,0710.585

Scene outside a cottage door, a young soldier reading a letter at left, to the distress of his wife sitting with infant in her lap at right, her son beside reaching for her hand, while an old lady stands behind, wringing her hands  Hand-coloured stipple, printed in brown

Recto

Scene outside a cottage door, a young soldier reading a letter at left, to the distress of his wife sitting with infant in her lap at right, her son beside reaching for her hand, while an old lady stands behind, wringing her hands Hand-coloured stipple, printed in brown

Image description

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