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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

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

Etching 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), and Image (tondo): 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 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:
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
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