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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Mortimer, John Hamilton, born 1740 - died 1779
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    second half of 18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mortimer, John Hamilton, born 1740 - died 1779 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn with the pen and washed with Indian ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.628

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 4

Physical description

Illustration of Chaucer; Canterbury Pilgrims: January and May, in the Merchant’s Tale which was engraved by J. K. Sherwin, 1787. Drawn in pen, washed with Indian ink.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, drawn)

Date

second half of 18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Mortimer, John Hamilton, born 1740 - died 1779 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn with the pen and washed with Indian ink

Dimensions

Height: 7.9 in, Width: 5.5 in

Object history note

This illustration was used for the Merchant’s Tale within Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales which was engraved by J. K. Sherwin, 1787.
The original study for this subject is in the collection of William Smith, Esq., F.S.A., which was presented by him to the South Kensington Museum.

Descriptive line

Mortimer, John Hamilton; Illustration of Chaucer; Canterbury Pilgrims: January and May, in the 'Merchant’s Tale'; Drawn in pen, washed with Indian ink; English School; Second half of 18th century.

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

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Indian ink; Pen

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Woman; Tree; Men

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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