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Winter

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,7081.477

  • Title (object)

    • Winter
  • Description

    A fashionably-dressed young woman shown walking to left, one hand on her fur-trimmed cape which flutters behind her, the other in a small muff, glancing towards the viewer; in the background, skaters in front of a large building with a classical arcade, one of whom has fallen over, and a man chopping wood.
    Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1750s (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 355 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, two columns of verse 'Winter in all her wamest Dress behold, / To guard her Body from the piercing Cold; // Her Hood and Mantle and her Velvet Muff, / All she can wrap about her's scarce enough' and 'Printed for & Sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, & Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street.'
  • Curator's comments

    From a set of the seasons (2010,7081.475-478). Spring is signed 'Johnson'. See also 2010,7081.483, by Purcell after Philip Mercier, from which this may be derived.

    States
    (i) showing the woman in a fur-trimmed cape which flutters behind her; lettered with the title, two columns of verse 'Winter in all her wamest Dress behold, / To guard her Body from the piercing Cold; // Her Hood and Mantle and her Velvet Muff, / All she can wrap about her's scarce enough' and 'Printed for & Sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, & Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street.'
    (ii) reworked; the woman altered entirely to show her in a waist-length, ermine-trimmed, hooded cape, and with both hands in the muff [see 2010,7081.478 for an impression]

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  • Bibliography

    • Russell 1926 undescribed bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Mezzotints Ring-binder Large)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2010,7081.477

A fashionably-dressed young woman shown walking to left, one hand on her fur-trimmed cape which flutters behind her, the other in a small muff, glancing towards the viewer; in the background, skaters in front of a large building with a classical arcade, one of whom has fallen over, and a man chopping wood.  Mezzotint

A fashionably-dressed young woman shown walking to left, one hand on her fur-trimmed cape which flutters behind her, the other in a small muff, glancing towards the viewer; in the background, skaters in front of a large building with a classical arcade, one of whom has fallen over, and a man chopping wood. Mezzotint

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