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The Watercress Girl

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    09/09/1780 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
    Zoffany, Johan Joseph, born 1733 - died 1810 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.565-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Print showing a girl standing, her mouth open, wearing a bonnet and holding a basket of watercress.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

09/09/1780 (published)

Artist/maker

Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
Zoffany, Johan Joseph, born 1733 - died 1810 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by J. Zoffany, R.A. Engraved by J. R. Smith London Publishd Septemr. the 9th 1780 by J. R. Smith, No 10 Batemans Buildings Soho & Birchall No 473 Strand.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Object history note

This engraving is a companion to 'The Flower Girl' by J. Young, E.678-1959.

Descriptive line

'The Watercress Girl'. Print showing a girl holding a basket and wearing a bonnet. Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after Johan Zoffany, 1780.

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

Girl; Bonnet; Basket

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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