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Beggars

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on copper, printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks

  • Museum number:

    FA.377

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 191

Physical description

Etching on copper, printed on paper, depicting a woman wearing a cloak, with a child on her back, and a boy at her side holding out a hat. First state impression.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on copper, printed on paper

Dimensions

Height: 1.625 in, Width: 1.6875 in

Descriptive line

Etching by David Wilkie depicting a family of beggars. Great Britain, ca. early 19th century.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Etching; Printing

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Poverty; Family; Beggars; Streets

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Poverty; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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