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The Triumph of Benevolence

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    21/04/1788 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (engraver)
    Wilkinson, Robert (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stipple and line engraving, and etching on paper

  • Museum number:

    24229

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 18, box A

Physical description

Print, whole-length portrait of John Howard in a prison, bestowing charity on the family of a wounded soldier. Beneath is an inscription in two columns on either side of the title.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

21/04/1788 (published)

Artist/maker

Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (engraver)
Wilkinson, Robert (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Stipple and line engraving, and etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Js. Gillray inv. del. et fect. Pubd. Aprl. 21st. 1788 by R. Wilkinson, No. 58 Cornhill.'
Lettered

''The Triumph of Benevolence' / Pratt / 'A generous morsel at the poor man's need / A sorrow soften'd, or a sigh repress'd, / Surposes all that ever armes won.' Ibid."
Lettered with verse

Dimensions

Height: 54.5 cm mount, Width: 74.8 cm mount

Descriptive line

'The Triumph of Benevolence'. Print, whole-length portrait of John Howard, engraving and etching by James Gillray, 1788.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Engraving; Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Man; Prison; Charity

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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