A French family

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Two couples — one middle age and the other youthful — dance in a shabby room.

  • Printmaker:¬†Alken, Samuel, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: A French family [graphic] / T. Rowlandson delin. ; S. Alken fecit.

Catalog record & Digital collection

792.11.05.04++

Acquired November 2012

Distress

Distress: 1 print on wove paper : etching and aquatint, hand-colored ; plate mark 36.8 x 49 cm., on sheet 38 x 51 cm.

A boat crammed with shipwrecked men, with an oar projecting to the right. One man leans his elbows on the gunwale while two of his companions throw a corpse overboard.

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist

Distress / from an original drawing by Thos. Rowlandson.

Published: [London] : Published by Thos. Palser, Surrey side Westminster Bridge, [ca. 1799].

799.00.00.54+

Subjects (Library of Congress): Shipwrecks; Castaways; Palser, Thomas, publisher; Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist; Satires (Visual works)–England–1799; Aquatints–England–London–1799; Etchings–England–London–1799.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010