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Tantalisation

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    19th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Turner, Francis Calcroft (artist)
    Engleheart, J. H. (engraver)
    Pittman, J. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Museum number:

    29638:83

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A small white terrier dog viewed in profile, facing to the left of the image, excitedly pawing at a cage trap containing a rat. Behind, a dark-coloured dog pushes head through the gap of an open door to watch the scene. In the foreground, to the left of the image, is a plaited whip (with a handle made from what appears to be the leg of a deer or similar animal) and a twig broom.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

19th century (published)

Artist/maker

Turner, Francis Calcroft (artist)
Engleheart, J. H. (engraver)
Pittman, J. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'TANTALISATION.'
Title, central below image.

'F. C.Turner, Pinxt.'
Below bottom-left corner of image.

'J.H. Engleheart, Sculpt'
Below bottom-right corner of image.

'Published by Pittman, Warwick Square, London'
Central, below title.

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 cm sheet, Width: 22.4 cm sheet, Height: 10 cm image, Width: 13.5-13.6 cm image

Descriptive line

'Tantalisation'. A small white terrier dog viewed in profile, facing to the left of the image, excitedly pawing at a cage trap containing a rat. Engraving print on paper. Etched by J. H. Engleheart, after a painting by F. C. Turner. Published by Pittman, London. 19th century.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Rat; Whips (animal equipment); Dogs; Broom; Chain; Trap

Categories

Prints; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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