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The Oyster Woman – Morland, Dawe 1769

Posted by on December 11, 2012

The Oyster Woman - Dawe-Morland-Bowles 1769

Engraved by Philip Dawe, (1745-1809) after a painting by Henry Robert Morland (1730-1797) from the Yale Center for British Art

Detail, barrel, oysters, bowl, lantern, dress

4 Responses to The Oyster Woman – Morland, Dawe 1769

  1. Andrew Shelden

    “Shucks!” 🙂
    Great lighting – particularly in an engraving!

  2. eveleduc

    This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your research! It’s so inspiring!

  3. morgan gardner

    Does anyone know what the device is on the left side of the lantern? It appears to be some sort of cup suspended by a metal strap.

  4. David Gordon

    Morgan, I believe the object you mention is actually inside the lantern. It looks like a betty lamp or cruisie, a primitive oil lamp.

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