Life in Philadelphia, Plate 9

1830s
Engraved by Charles Hunt (English, 1803–1877), After Edward Williams Clay (American, 1799–1857), Published by Harrison Isaacs


Dimensions

Sight: 20.4 x 16.7 cm (8 1/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.961

Medium or Technique

Etching with aquatint and hand coloring

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Caption reads: “How you like the new fashion shirt, Miss Florida?” “I tink dey mighty eligum – I see you on new year day when you carry de colour on de Abolition ‘siety––you look jist like Pluto de God of War!

Provenance

1946, acquired by Oliver W. Robbins, Haverford, Pennsylvania; 1987, by gift or descent to Margaret H. and Brooks Robbins, Hingham, Massachusetts; 2012, gift of Margaret H. and Brooks Robbins to the MFA. (Accession Date November 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Meg and Brooks Robbins