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Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1728–1815
after William Woollett, 1735–1785
after Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1740–1812
Published by Victor Marie Picot, 1744–1805
Published by James Birchall, active 1781–died in 1794
Tom Jones Assisting Molly Seagrim
Additional Title(s):

Tom Jones Assisting Molly Seagrim in the Church Yard and Repelling Her Adversaries

Tom Jones assistant Molly Seagrim dans le cimetiere en repoussant ses adversaires

"The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling," Volume I, Book IV, Chapter VIII, Page 190
Part Of:

Collective Title: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Materials & Techniques:
Line engraving and stipple engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
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), Image: 13 3/16 x 13 3/16 inches (33.5 x 33.5 cm)

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

Lettered, lower left: "P.J. de Loutherbourg delint: | TOM JONES, assisting MOLLY SEAGRIM. | --In the CHURCH YARD -- | and REPELLING his ADVERSARIES. | VOL I.-BOOK IV, | VIDE | CHAP VIII. PAGE 190."; lettered, lower right: "The Figures by F. Bartolozzi. | TOM JONES, assistant MOLLY SEAGRIM. | --Dans Le - CIMETIERE-- - | en REPOUSSANT ses ADVERSAIRES. | VOL I. BOOK IV, | VIDE | CAHP VIII, P 190"; lettered, lower center: "V.M. Pie et Ex. | The Landscape by, W. Woollett. | This Plate is DEDICATED To John Pitt Esqr. | By His MOST OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT | V.M. PICOT. | London, Pub July.26th.1782 by J. Virchall No.473 Strand."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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:
Pitt, John, Esq., second earl of Chatham (1756–1835), army officer
Molly Seagrim
Picot, Victor Marie (1744–1805), printmaker and publisher
Tom Jones
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