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Milk below Maids

Print
02/07/1793 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Colour print showing a milkmaid handing a pail of milk to a young boy and a girl with a small dog. On the right is a house and railings; in the background to the left is lamp post, and beyond is a carriage


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitleCries of London (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour stipple engraving with additional colour by hand
Brief Description
Print entitled 'Milk below Maids' depicting a milkmaid with children. Plate (2 of 13) from the series 'Cries of London', published by Colnaghi & Co., London, 1793-1797. Colour stipple engraving by Luigi Schiavonetti after Francis Wheatley.
Physical Description
Colour print showing a milkmaid handing a pail of milk to a young boy and a girl with a small dog. On the right is a house and railings; in the background to the left is lamp post, and beyond is a carriage
Dimensions
  • Cut to height: 40.6cm
  • Cut to width: 30.5cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963. London: HMSO, 1964.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by L. Schiavonetti / London Pub. as the Act Directs July 2. 1793 by Colnaghi & Co. No. 32 Pall Mall' (Lettered)
  • 'Milk below Maids Cries of London Qui veut du lait il est tout chaud' (Lettered with title and series title)
  • 'Plate 2d' (Numbered)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs M. V. Cunliffe
Object history
Other impressions of Nos. 1, 2, 5, 10 are in the Department of Prints and Drawings, E.1620-1623-1948.
Production
Attribution note: Printed from a single plate
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.107-1963

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