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The Idle Laundress: P.421-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Idle Laundress

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Blake, William
Painter: Morland, George (After)

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 257 mm
Width: 278 mm

Relative size of this object

27.8 m25.7 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey

Dating

Circa 1788 - Circa 1805

Note

Second? State

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Stipple

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: THE IDLE LAUNDRESS.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Painted by G. Morland
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Engraved by W. Blake
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: J(?). B. 1795
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in ink
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.421-1985
Primary reference Number: 870
Essick: XXX J
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 October 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 18 October 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Idle Laundress" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/870 Accessed: 2022-12-01 00:21:00

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