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Print - A Bold Stroke for a Wife
  • A Bold Stroke for a Wife
    Neagle, James, born 1769 - died 1822
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A Bold Stroke for a Wife

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    12/11/1791 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Neagle, James, born 1769 - died 1822 (engravers)
    Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845 (artist)
    John Bell - British Library (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.2127-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print for Act V in A Bold Stroke for a Wife, engraved by Neagle, after original by Smirke, printed by J. Bell for the British Library, 1791.

Physical description

The print features a scene from Act V in A Bold Stroke for a Wife. The scene depicts two men on the left and a woman in the centre facing a third man on the right. There is a printed border depicting a dragon above the scene.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

12/11/1791 (published)

Artist/maker

Neagle, James, born 1769 - died 1822 (engravers)
Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845 (artist)
John Bell - British Library (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Bold Stroke for a Wife / S. Pure. Avaunt, Satan, approach me not. / I defy thee and all thy works.'

Dimensions

Height: 19.5 cm approximately, Width: 12 cm approximately

Descriptive line

Print for Act V in A Bold Stroke for a Wife, engraved by Neagle, after original by Smirke, printed by J. Bell for the British Library, 1791

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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