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Print - John Bigg, the Dinton Hermit

John Bigg, the Dinton Hermit

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1729-1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilkes (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Gabrielle Enthoven

  • Museum number:

    E.977-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 56

Physical description

An engraved portrait of John Bigg (1629-1696), the Dinton hermit. The print depicts Bigg, dressed in patchwork clothes, sat on a rock inside a cave. To his left is a trowel, a book and an hourglass.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1729-1928 (made)

Artist/maker

Wilkes (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 9.4375 in, Width: 7.3125 in

Descriptive line

Print by Wilkes, 'John Bigg, the Dinton Hermit', engraving, Great Britain, 1729-1928

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Hermit; Cave; Hourglass

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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