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Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes,

Stipple engraving printed in brown ink with hand coloring on laid paper

First of two states

Print impression quality: Good

Dimensions (Plate): 302 x 353 mm (11.9 x 13.9 in.)

Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Engrav’d by G. Quinton”

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.

Accession number: 1996.22.2

Weedon Endowment funds, 1996

Work Type: print

Related Works: The inscription states that Duche’s painting was in the collection of Brampton Gordon Dillingham [near Norwich]. See DAC 1996.22.1 for this print’s pendant.

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