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The Gypsies
The Trustees of the British Museum
Samuel Alken (1756-1815) after Wilson
The Gypsies
Published 22 July 1783
Aquatint and etching
254 x 360 mm
10 x 14 3/16 in.
Landscape with two women, one pregnant and carrying a small child, standing in the right foreground beside two trees on a bank. Two men in conversation are seated on the grass in the middle distance. Beyond them is an open landscape with a lake, village and hills.
John Deffett Francis, 1877
Lettered below the image with title: 'THE GYPSIES', production detail: 'Painted by B. [sic] Wilson R.A.', 'Saml. Alken fecit' and publication line: 'London Publish'd July 22 1783 by I. R. Smith No. 83 Oxford Street.'
[1] Recto, lower centre: John Deffett Francis (Lugt 1447)
E72/5 Hastings after Wilson, The Gypsies, The British Museum (1854,0708.62)
P176 Gypsies on a Road near Rome, Private Collection, England
P176A Gypsies near the Entrance to a Wood, Private Collection, England
P176B Gypsies on the Way to Rome, Old Westbury Gardens, New York
Booth Notes Doc. 6; Booth Notes Doc. 7
The sheet has been trimmed and pasted into an elaborate washline border