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The Blind Beggar of Bednall Green

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    02/04/1804 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826 (engraver)
    Owen, William, born 1769 - died 1825 (artist)
    Messrs. Wards & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.635-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Print depicting an old man, with a beard and grey hair, seated beside a cottage. To the left of the man stands a young girl, wearing a bonnet, who looks out at the viewer.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

02/04/1804 (published)

Artist/maker

Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826 (engraver)
Owen, William, born 1769 - died 1825 (artist)
Messrs. Wards & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Wm. Owen Engraved by Willm. Ward Mezzotinto Engraver to His Royal Highness the Duke of York. London Pubd. April. 2. 1804, by Messrs. Wards & Co. No.6. Newman Street.'
Lettered with title in English and French, 4 lines of English verse and 4 lines of French verse, dedication to Thomas Heathcote and

Dimensions

Height: 60.3 cm, Width: 48.3 cm

Descriptive line

'The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green'. Print showing an old man and a young girl beside a cottage. Mezzotint by William Ward after William Owen, 1804.

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

Man; Old age; Cottage; Girl; Bonnet

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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