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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after William Woollett, 1735–1785, British
after Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1740–1812, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
Published by Victor Marie Picot, 1744–1805, French
Published by James Birchall, active 1781–died in 1794, British
Title:
Tom Jones Assisting Molly Seagrim
Date:
1782
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 x 15 7/16 inches (53.4 x 39.2 cm), Plate: 15 1/2 x 14 1/16 inches (39.3 x 35.7 cm), and Image: 13 3/16 x 13 3/16 inches (33.5 x 33.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, center right along edge of paper: "153 . V [...]"; lower right: [...] | Stoog[...] | 609"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left border of oval image: "P. I. de Loutherbourg delin : t"; along lower center border of oval image: "V. M. Picot Ex. | The Landscape by W. Woollett."; along lower right border of oval image: "The Figures by F. Bartolozzi."; lower left: "TOM JONES, assisting MOLLY SEAGRIM, | In The CHURCH YARD | and REPELLING her ADVERSARIES. | VOL 1 .. BOOK IV, | VIDE | CHAP VIII, PAGE 190."; lower center: "This Plate is DEDICATED to John Pitt Esq.r | By His MOST OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT | coat of arms in center | V. M. PICOT | London Pub July 26th, 1782 by J. Birchall N473 Strand."; lower right: "TOM JONES, assistant MOLLY SEAGRIM, | Dans Le Cimetiere | en REPOUSSANT ses ADVERSAIRES. | VOL. 1, BOOK IV, | VIDE | CHAP VIII, P190."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.26
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architecture | bones (material) | breeches (trousers) | cemetery | church | churchyard | circle (plane figure) | coat | coat of arms | comedy | comic | conflict | costume | crest | dress | fighting | grave | hats | literary theme | men | novel | oval | ransack | religious building | shovel | skull (skeleton component) | The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling | tombstone | tondo | trees | tricorne | violence | waistcoat | weapons | whip | women
Associated People:
Molly Seagrim
Tom Jones
Pitt, John, Esq., second earl of Chatham (1756–1835), army officer
Picot, Victor Marie (1744-1805), printmaker and publisher
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:33113
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