The parents scheme, or, Marriage consultation [graphic]
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- The parents scheme, or, Marriage consultation [graphic]
- Alternative Title
- Marriage consultation
- Wilson, James, approximately 1735-approximately 1786, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [between 1765 and 1775]
- Publication Place
- Printed for Robt Sayer, Print & Map Seller, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street
A Dutch interior with two Puritan men asking the parents of Saartje to marry her to Reinier Adriaansz. On the left in the background a young girl eavesdrops at the door. On the wall is a portrait of a girl and a seascape with two sailing vessels. On the right windows with curtains and another frames painting (or mirror?). A scene from the comedy "Jan Claasz. of de Gewaande Dienstmaagd".
Title engraved below image, with quotation on either side: Well, quoath her parents, be it so: Sukey was ready months ago. Had but an husband offer'd: Eighteen my friends, a ticklish time: Let Johnny take her in her prime ... The very thought my rage alarms, Shall Summer marry Winter.
Imprint from impression in the British Museum.
Publication date from British Museum online catalogue.
After the 1738 pastel by Troost in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, inv. no. 180.
Imperfect: sheet trimmed within plate mark with loss of imprint.
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
- 1 print : sheet 317 x 252 mm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1765
Mezzotints England London 1765
- mezzotint ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1765
England > London > 1765
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