1974.0052.002 A Print, B Frame, view 1
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Print (Engraving)

  • Title:

    THE PRODIGAL SON IN MISERY.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert Sayer (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1765-1770

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Line engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1974.0052.002 A


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Object Number

1974.0052.002 A

Object Name

Print (Engraving)

Title

THE PRODIGAL SON IN MISERY.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald P. Rose in memory of Mrs. Harry Horton Benkard

Creator (Role)

Robert Sayer (Publisher)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1765-1770

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower center, beneath title; London Printed for Rob.\t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street.

Subjects

Religious imagery; Allegory; Prodigal Son

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Engraved, Etched, Line engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

10 (H) , 13.9 (W) , 9.3 (Image H) , 13.7 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

25.3 (H) , 35.4 (W) , 9.3 (Image H) , 13.7 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Chain interval: 3.5 cm.

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Place of Publication

Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

Strassburg, bend-lily

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

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