Print

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1791

GUSN

GUSN-18283

Description

Copper engraving of prodigal son drinking w/ three harlots and 2 other men in a 1 1/4 in. dark wood frame. In the print, the prodigal son pours alcohol onto the table--missing the two glasses, while two men and two women "interact" nearby. A third woman lounges behind the son and looks out at the viewer w/ her chest exposed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

prints (visual works)
copper engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
copper (metal)
religions (concept)
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Religion
PICTURE, RELIGIOUS

Inscription

Printed beneath print: ""He wasted his substance with Riotous Living. St. Luke Ch. 15. V. 13/ Published 1st Augst. 1791 by Robt. Sayer & Co. Fleet Street London. (Plate ?)""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794 (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 x 12.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.332.2