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The Snowdrop

  • Object:

    Mixed method print

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    September 1804 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pether, Abraham, born 1756 - died 1812 (artist)
    Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826 (engraver)
    Thornton, Robert, born 1768 - died 1837 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    coloured mezzotint and aquatint with some hand-colouring

  • Museum number:

    E.44-1937

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, shelf 114

Physical description

Coloured mezzotint and aquatint, showing crocuses and snowdrops in a snowscape at dawn

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

September 1804 (published)

Artist/maker

Pether, Abraham, born 1756 - died 1812 (artist)
Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826 (engraver)
Thornton, Robert, born 1768 - died 1837 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

coloured mezzotint and aquatint with some hand-colouring

Descriptive line

William Ward after Abraham Pether 'The Snowdrop'. Published by Robert Thornton, London, September 1804.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.

Materials

Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Mezzotint; Aquatint; Hand-colouring; Mixed technique

Categories

Prints; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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