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A Captain of Banditti and his Family
  • Samuel Ireland, artist
    1744–1800
    died: London, Greater London, England United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
    John Mortimer
    1740-1779
    born: Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
  • A Captain of Banditti and his Family, 1785
  • Where object was made: London, England, United Kingdom
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 377 x 445 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 13/16 x 17 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 410 x 460 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 18 1/8 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0040
Description

A man stands in front of his wife and child. He has a walking stick in his left hand and is gesturing to himself with his right. His family is slightly to the left of him and sitting on rocks. A pile of fish with a trident on top is at the woman’s feet. Between the man and woman is another man. He is leaning heavily on a large boulder, resting his weight on his forearms. The group is positioned on rocks to the left of a sea shore.