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Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes

George Quinton after Thomas Spence Duche1797

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

  • Title: Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes
  • Creator: George Quinton after Thomas Spence Duche
  • Date Created: 1797
  • Subject Keywords: allegory, hospitals, oval images, penitence, philanthropy, Prodigal Daughter, prostitutes, prostitution
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Engrav’d by G. Quinton”
  • Print State: First of two states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Weedon Endowment funds, 1996
  • Materials & Techniques: Stipple engraving printed in brown ink with hand coloring on laid paper
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Published 24 June 1797 by G. Quinton; sold by W. Stevenson, Norwich. In the second state, the prostitute’s hair was neatened and her expression made more sweet. This print and its pendant, DAC 1996.22.1, were intended to benefit a charitable institution.
  • Associated People: Created by George Quinton (British (English), born 1779 - ), After Thomas Spence Duche (American, 1763-1790)
  • Accession Number: 1996.22.2

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