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Fishermen

A work made of etching on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.

Date:

1880

Artist:

Robert Blyth (English, 1750-1784)
after John Hamilton Mortimer (English, 1740-1779)

About this artwork

One of many prints executed by Mortimer’s apprentice, Robert Blyth, this drawing reflects Mortimer’s interest in picturesque scenes of bandits, pirates, and smugglers. Blyth’s etching faithfully includes the vague or unfinished elements in the periphery of the drawing, including the house at the right margin and the seemingly allegorical female figure on the left. As a natural outcome of translating a drawn invention onto a printing matrix, the etching reverses the direction of Mortimer’s drawing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Robert Blyth

Title

Fishermen

Place

England (Artist's nationality:)

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1880

Medium

Etching on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Sheet: 36.9 × 42 cm (14 9/16 × 16 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.714

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