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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

2006.44.978 (RS10476)


Framed print after Robert Browning's poem of the Pied Piper beguiling children. A man plays a flute with a crowd of children behind him while adults attempt to hold the children back. Discarded toys lay behind the children and a flock of birds fly overhead. \n


Pinwell, George John, 1842-1875 (Painter)
Macbeth, Robert Walker, 1848-1910 (Engraver)
Dunthorne, Robert (Publisher)
J. Eastman Chase (Framer)
After Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (Poet)
date of first publishing
"G.J. Pinwell 69"
"G.J. Pinwell Pinx. / London, Published 1st December 1888, by Rob. Dunthorne, at the Rembrandt Head in Vigo Street / R.W. MacBeth. / A.R.A. Sculp. / The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The beguiling of the Children. (In Illustration of the poem by Robert Browning.)" (printed)
No. 11403 / From / J. Eastman Chase / Picture Frames / and / Works of Art / No. 7 Hamilton Place / Boston, Mass." (printed)
Location of origin
London, England; Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
prints (visual works)
wood (plant material)
24 6/16 x 32 15/16 x 14/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation


MacBeth "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" #

AvatarPosted by Thomas L. Fulton on April 29, 2016
I humbly supply the following information from my 1913 copy of "The List of Etchings and Mezzotints Published by Robert Dunthorne at The Rembrandt Gallery, Vigo Street London and Castle Street Liverpool". The Detail listed above are correct, the following additional details are provided.
MacBeth produced two companion engravings, "The Beguiling of the Rats" and this one, "The Beguiling of the Children". Two series were issued of each work.
500 Impressions upon Japanese Paper, hand-signed in pencil by the Etcher and selling in the gallery for 8 pounds sterling, 8s, 0d
Lettered impressions (no count stated) sold for 2 pounds sterling, 2s, 0d.
The size of this work is 21 1/8" by 12". This specific example is a Lettered impression.

Print #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant on April 29, 2016
Thank you, Mr. Fulton!
We are always grateful for additional information about our collections from knowledgeable scholars. Your contribution is much appreciated!
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager