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Print - The Day Before Marriage

The Day Before Marriage

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1854 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 31 (print-maker)
    Corbaux, Fanny, born 1812 - died 1833 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case PE, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Colour print depicting a woman, in a blue dress with a blue velvet jacket, sitting on the trunk of a tree holding a letter in her hands. On mount with embossed seal.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1854 (published)


Baxter, George, born 31 (print-maker)
Corbaux, Fanny, born 1812 - died 1833 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'London. Published by the Proprietor George Baxter, Patentee. 11 & 12 Northampton Square. March 1, 1854.'
Lettered on print


Height: 14.9375 in, Width: 10.625 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter after Fanny Corbaux, 'The Day Before Marriage', purple gown version, Baxter-process print, England, 1854

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 353
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Women; Letter; Marriage; Tree


Prints; Marriage


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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