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The birth of Christ; female angels swoon through the air; Joseph looks on. Aquatint by T. Piroli, 1796, after W. Y. Ottley.

Ottley, William Young, 1771-1836.
Date
[1796]

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Description

Joseph rests his elbow on the side of a pen; he looks, disgruntled, at the face of the Virgin. The angels drop lilies onto the mother and child

Lettering

The nativity

Publication/Creation

[Rome], [1796]

Physical description

1 print : aquatint with etching ; image 20 x 14.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 21808i

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Language

  • English


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