Qui color albus erat, nunc est contrarius albo [art original].
Lewis Walpole Library > Qui color albus erat, nunc est contrarius albo [art original].
- Qui color albus erat, nunc est contrarius albo [art original].
- Alternative Title
- Steevens, George, 1736-1800, artist
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, attributed name.
- Published / Created
- [between 1743 and 1799]
- Publication Place
A tracing by George Steevens of a print by William Hogarth: A confrontation in a bedchamber between a black woman in a nightgown in bed and four men who surround her canopy bed. One man holds a candle. The woman is slapping the one man while another pulls him away. A fourth man is pointing towards her shoulder
Title from item.
Date based on publication of the original print on which this tracing is based.
Lengthy pencil note in William Windham's hand above the drawing: These two pieces viz. the one marked Qui Color albus erat and The Charmers of the age? are not prints but copies taken with a pen by Mr. Steevens, and given to me, together with many others, not copies, in return for those mentioned in his collection as given by me to him. [Signed] W.W. March 22d 1800.
Cf. Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 155.
Tracing of a published print. Cf. See British Museum. Catalogue of political and personal Satires, v. 3, no. 2600.
On page 100 in volume 1.
- 1 drawing : sheet 17.8 x 19.2 cm, on sheet 55 x 41.5 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 H67 800 v.1 (Oversize)
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Ink drawings British 18th century
- pen and black ink ;
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain,
- Subject (Topic)
Black people > Great Britain
British > 18th century
Steevens, George, 1736-1800 > Ownership
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 > Ownership
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