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The embarcation

Title
The embarcation [graphic] / Scott delint. ; the figures by Hogarth ; Rd. Livesay fecit.
Publication
[London] : Publish'd Novr. 27th 1781 by Rd. Livesay at Mrs. Hogarth's Leicester Fields, [27 November 1781]
Physical Description
1 print : aquatint and etching in sepia ink ; sheet 23.7 x 33.7 cm
Medium
wove paper
Notes
Title etched below image.
Figures are lettered in plate with key beneath title: A. The boat. B. Mr. Tothall at the helm. C. Mr. Thornhill lending a hand to. D. Mr. Hogarth. E. Mr. Forrest pushing forward. F. Mr. Scott. G. Sheerness.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Plate for: Gosling, W. Account of what seemed most remarkable in the five days peregrination of the five following persons ...
Not in: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.).
Provenance
George Steevens bequeathed this collection to William Windham (1750-1810). At Windham's death, the collection was put up for sale on 20 July 1810 and was bought in by Mrs. Windham at 292 guineas; by descent through the Windham family; Sotheby's, 17 February 1919 to Dyson Perrins for £400; Sotheby's sale including Property of the Late C.W. Dyson Perrins, Esq., 11 June 1959, lot 100 purchased by Maggs Bros. for W.S. Lewis for £1300.
Summary
A view of the river Medway, opposite Sheerness, on a windy day with the town and ships in the distance. In the foreground the figures (identified by letters) struggle with their boat.
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 15, 2016
References
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, v. 2, no. 1891
Genre/Form
Aquatints - England - London - 1781.
Etchings - England - London - 1781.
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