Graphic Illustrations of Animals.

Print
mid 19th century (published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A large central image of a swan, a goose and a male and female mallard by a body of water, surrounded by eight smaller vignettes illustrating different ways that humans have made use of them, e.g. ‘Quills for Artists Hair Pencils’.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleThe Swan, Goose And Duck (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Coloured lithograph print on paper, backed with woven material
Brief Description
'The Swan, Goose And Duck'. Coloured lithograph print on paper. Designed and 'drawn on stone' by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Part of the series 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals' published by Thomas Varty, London. Mid 19th century.
Physical Description
A large central image of a swan, a goose and a male and female mallard by a body of water, surrounded by eight smaller vignettes illustrating different ways that humans have made use of them, e.g. ‘Quills for Artists Hair Pencils’.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.2cm
  • Width: 36.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF ANIMALS, / SHEWING THEIR UTILITY TO MAN, IN THEIR SERVICES DURING LIFE AND USES AFTER DEATH (Series title, centre above illustration.)
  • Published by THOMAS VARTY, Adelaide St. Strand. (Centre below illustration.)
  • Designed and Drawn on Stone by W. Hawkins (Below bottom left corner of illustration.)
  • THE SWAN, GOOSE AND DUCK. (Title of illustration, centre, below publishing details.)
  • Pl. 12. (Top right corner above illustration.)
  • Waterhouse Hawkins (Signed, lower left corner of central illustration.)
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Other Number
Pl. 12 - Plate number
Collection
Accession Number
E.300-1901

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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