A man being brought in by boat apparently drowned, his wife and family grieve on the shore. Engraving by R. Pollard, 1787, after R. Smirke.

  • Smirke, Robert, 1752-1845.
6 March 1787
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London (No. 7, Braynes Row, Spa Fields) : R. Pollard engraver, 6 March 1787.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching ; platemark 49.1 x 62.2 cm

References note

John P Griffin, A tale of two paintings and the London medical scene of the late 18th century, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, August 1990, vol. 83, no. 8, pp. 520-523


Wellcome Collection 20314i

Reproduction note

An oil painting by R. Smirke of this print is in the Government Art Collection

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