Humourous illustration in the style of a Japanese print

RIBApix ref no RIBA99116
Artist/PhotographerSpiers, Richard Phene (1838-1916)
Subject Date1861
Image Date1861
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD151/65
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The illustration depicts a woman leaving a baby at the door of a house with a man looking out from the window. The door to the house is labelled 'Mr Batchelor' with the baby in a basket hung from the door knocker; the woman is labelled 'Ye Woman' and the man 'Forsaken'. It is presumably Spiers' reaction to a contemporary event.

Subject tags

family portraits