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Engraving - SWINGING

SWINGING

  • Object:

    Engraving

  • Place of origin:

    London (publication)

  • Date:

    20/07/1788 (publication)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bartolozzi, Francesco (R.A.), born 1727 - died 1815 (stipple engraver)
    Hamilton, William RA, born 1751 - died 1801 (artist)
    Vivares, S (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed stipple engraving on pale cream paper

  • Museum number:

    B.250-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Printed stipple engraving (probably one of a series). The engraving shows a group of children in a landscape, by a tall fence with an open gate from which ropes (and possibly a seat) have been slung to form a swing. A girl wearing a broad brimmed hat and a light coloured dress is sitting in the swing, while another girl in a similar dress with a sash is standing by her with her hands on the ropes to push the swing forward, and a boy in a skeleton suit is standing a few feet away with his hands outstretched, presumably to push her back again. Two younger children in dresses, probably a girl and a boy, are seated on the ground watching.

Place of Origin

London (publication)

Date

20/07/1788 (publication)

Artist/maker

Bartolozzi, Francesco (R.A.), born 1727 - died 1815 (stipple engraver)
Hamilton, William RA, born 1751 - died 1801 (artist)
Vivares, S (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed stipple engraving on pale cream paper

Marks and inscriptions

W. Hamilton delint.
William Hamilton drew (it)
Maker's identification; English and Latin; Italic upper and lower case; Beneath lower left edge of image; printing; printing ink

F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
Francesco Bartolozzi engraved (it)
Maker's identification; English and Latin; Italic upper and lower case; Beneath lower right edge of image; printing; printing ink

London Pub'd. July 20.1788 by S. Vivares No 13 Great Portland Street
Maker's identification; English; Italic upper and lower case; Beneath title; printing; printing ink

Dimensions

Height: 5.75 in Oval image only (dealer's measurement before sealing item in frame), Width: 7.75 in Oval image only (dealer's measurement before sealing item in frame)

Descriptive line

Printed stipple engraving entitled 'Swinging', engraved by Bartolozzi after Hamilton; British, 1788

Production Note

Publisher's address: 13 Great Newport Street

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing; Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Play

Categories

Scotland

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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