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A Seat in the Park

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1869 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pinwell, George John, born 1842 - died 1875 (artist)
    Swain, Joseph, born 1820 - died 1909 (wood-engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 90

Physical description

A busy park scene. On a bench sit a soldier, a woman, man with a cane, a mother next to her son who is leaning on the bench. The last two are musicians with a violin and tambourine respectively. In front of the bench is a girl with a toddler in a pram. The toddler is playing with a balloon? on a string. Other people are entering the park or walking behind. A gate (doorway), fence, lamp-posts are visible in the background, along with some trees, of which only the trunks are visible and a building, barely visible.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1869 (published)


Pinwell, George John, born 1842 - died 1875 (artist)
Swain, Joseph, born 1820 - died 1909 (wood-engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Swain Sc
Lower right


Height: 22.1 cm image, Width: 30 cm image

Object history note

Bought from John Swain & Son

Descriptive line

Wood-engraving, proof. Designed by George John Pinwell, wood-engraved by Joseph Swain. A Seat in the Park, illustration from Once a Week, 26 June 1869.

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

Once a Week, 26 June 1869.


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Subject; Tambourine; Men; Soldier; Violin; Fence; Park; Perambulator; Bench; Children; Lamp-post; Clothing, Costume; Hats; Umbrella; Women; Bonnets; Scarves; Gate


Prints; Printmaking techniques; Entertainment & Leisure


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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