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Print - The Morning Call

The Morning Call

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1853 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box J

Physical description

Colour print depicting a young chimney sweep, covered in soot, standing on a doorstep. Behind him is the door to the house, upon which he has left his sooty handprints. The door is numbered ‘11’ and has a brass plate marked ‘G. Baxter.’

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1853 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Published Sepr 1st 1853, by G. Baxter, Proprietor and Patentee, London.'
Lettered on print


Height: 6.0625 in, Width: 10.625 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'The Morning Call,' Baxter-process print, England, 1853

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 360
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Child; Chimney sweep




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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