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An engraving on paper depicting three sheep, two men and a dog inside a barn. It is in the original gilt frame and the black mat has reverse painting on glass.
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Inscribed on the picture front is: Now Sheperds to your helpless charge be bind./Baffle th rageing year, and fill their peus/With food as will; lodge them below the storm/And watch them strict./Vide Thomson's Winter/From an original picture in the collection of Mr. Benj. Babbage/to whom this plate is dedicated, by his humble serv./Thos. Macklin. It has an original paper back and a recent printed label inscribed: SPNEA/FOGG ART MUSEUM/LOAN FOR EXAMINATION/TL 22332.3 .
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Title Engraving Accession Number 1971.464.1
Shepheard, G. (Maker)
15.25 x 17.688 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
6/7/1796 (Publication Date)