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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century - early 19th century (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Howitt, Samuel (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

A domestic pig, facing to the left of the image, eating from the ground. A cockerel and two hens have come alongside the pig and one is reaching down for some food.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, printed)


late 18th century - early 19th century (etched)


Howitt, Samuel (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed within lower-left corner of image.

Numbered, top-left corner of plate impression.


Height: 21.5 cm sheet (approx), Width: 27.7-28 cm sheet (approx), Height: 11.2 cm plate impression, Width: 17.7 cm plate impression

Descriptive line

Domestic pig eating, with a cockerel and two chickens alongside. Etching print on paper. By Samuel Howitt. Great Britain. Late 18th - early 19th century.


Paper; Printing ink


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Cockerel; Chickens; Pig




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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