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A man begging for alms at the side of a road is holding out his cap to a traveller on horseback. Engraving by James Peake, 1777, after J. Courtois, il Borgognone.

  • Courtois, Jacques
Date
May 1st 1777
Reference
32228i
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Description

Apparently set in Italy. The man beggging for alms has a wooden leg and crutches. Behind him stands a woman holding a distaff. Right, two men in discussion

Publication/Creation

London (Cheapside) : John Boydell engraver, May 1st 1777.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 20.5 x 25 cm

Lettering

Mendicants. In the cabinet at Houghton. Size of the picture 1f 1½ i. by 1f. 5i in length. Bourgognone pinxit. James Peake sculpsit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32228i

Languages

  • English


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