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The return from milking. / Le retour de la Laitiere.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1863,0110.16

  • Title (object)

    • The return from milking.
    • Le retour de la Laitiere.
  • Description

    A milkmaid walking past a haystack and small cottage, carrying a pail of milk in her right hand; a young girl holding onto her left arm; a young boy opens the cottage door; a dog standing in foreground to right; trees and building in background to right; after Wheatley. 1800
    Mezzotint and etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 558 millimetres
    • Width: 456 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with production and publication details: "F. Wheatley pinxt. / C. Turner sculpt. / London. Published Jany. 1st. 1800, by James Daniell No. 6 Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road. / Se vend chez James Daniell, Graveur a' Londres.", and the title in English and French in partly filled letters.
  • Bibliography

    • Whitman 1907 899 (unnumbered state) bibliographic details
    • Webster 1970 E140 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/British XIXc Unmounted Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1863

  • Acquisition notes

    According to the register, from the posthumous sale of E M Durand, London (Southgate & Barrett), 8 January 1863, lot 14

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1863,0110.16

A milkmaid walking past a haystack and small cottage, carrying a pail of milk in her right hand; a young girl holding onto her left arm; a young boy opens the cottage door; a dog standing in foreground to right; trees and building in background to right; after Wheatley.  1800  Mezzotint and etching

Recto

A milkmaid walking past a haystack and small cottage, carrying a pail of milk in her right hand; a young girl holding onto her left arm; a young boy opens the cottage door; a dog standing in foreground to right; trees and building in background to right; after Wheatley. 1800 Mezzotint and etching

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