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St James's Park

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (possibly, printed)

  • Date:

    1790 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Soiron, François David, born 1764 - died 1795 (engraver)
    George Morland, born 1763 - died 1804 (artist)
    Gaugain, Thomas, born 1756 - died 1812 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour stipple engraving, with additional colour by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs M. V. Cunliffe

  • Museum number:

    E.131-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR33, box DISPLAY PREPARATION

Physical description

Print, in an oval border, depicting a solder and his family drinking milk from the cows in St. James's Park. The soldier rests against a table at the centre of the picture, with his arms folded, and faces right; slightly to the left is a young boy, holding a cup and attracting the attention of a milkmaid. On the right sits a woman with a young boy on her lap and a young girl standing beside her. There is a dog in the foreground of the picture.

Place of Origin

Britain (possibly, printed)

Date

1790 (published)

Artist/maker

Soiron, François David, born 1764 - died 1795 (engraver)
George Morland, born 1763 - died 1804 (artist)
Gaugain, Thomas, born 1756 - died 1812 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour stipple engraving, with additional colour by hand

Marks and inscriptions

'St James's Park'
Lettered with the title

'Painted by G. Morland Engraved by F. D. Soiron'
Lettered at the lower edge of the print

Dimensions

Height: 46 cm cut to, Width: 53 cm cut to

Object history note

This print is a companion to 'A Tea Garden', E.130-1963

Descriptive line

Colour stipple engraving with additional hand colouring. François David Soiron after a work by George Morland. St. James's Park, published by T. Gaugain in 1790.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Production Note

Attribution note: Printed from one plate

Techniques

Stipple engraving; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Dogs; Cows; Soldier; Children; Family; Milkmaid

Categories

Prints; Printmaking techniques

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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