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The Dutch Cook Maid

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)
    Amsterdam (published)

  • Date:

    21/06/1776 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watson, James (engraver)
    Fouquet (publisher)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
    Metsu, Gabriel, born 1629 - died 1667 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.658-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 25

Physical description

Print showing a young maid, seated outside a house and peeling fruit. The girl is wearing an apron and a cap. In her right hand she holds a knife, in the other an apple. To the left is a table with a bowl of apples on it. In the left background is a landscape.

Place of Origin

London (published)
Amsterdam (published)

Date

21/06/1776 (published)

Artist/maker

Watson, James (engraver)
Fouquet (publisher)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
Metsu, Gabriel, born 1629 - died 1667 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Metzu pinxit Jas Watson sculp Se vend, chez Mr Fouquet a Amsterdam & Mr Boydel a Londres June 21 1776.'
Lettered title and

Dimensions

Height: 32.7 cm, Width: 23.5 cm

Descriptive line

'The Dutch Cook Maid'. Print showing a young maid peeling apples. Mezzotint by James Watson after Gabriel Metsu, 1776.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Servants; Apples; Landscape; Girl; Cooking; Maid

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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