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Title
The prodigal son in misery
Names
Purcell, Richard, ca. 1736-ca. 1765 (Attributed name)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Subjects

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1791-08
Place: London
Publisher: published by Robt. Sayer & Co, Fleet Street
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFD Pro 2
Topics
Prodigal son (Parable)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Caption: He would fain have filled his Belly with the Husks that the Swine did eat. St. Luke Ch. 15 V. 16.
Physical Description
Mezzotints
Extent: 1 print : mezzotint, col. ; 35 x 25 cm.
Description
Depicts the prodigal son as he sits against a tree, his clothes tattered, shoes torn, hair unkempt; his arms are crossed over his chest. The distressed man rests near what appears to be a farm and is surrounded by hogs and other farm animals. Two girls look and listen from behind a fence.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 171290899
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16651566
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cebb0170-c6f4-012f-04b9-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1736: Creator Born
  • 1765: Creator Died
  • 1791: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The prodigal son in misery" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1791-08. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/cebb0170-c6f4-012f-04b9-58d385a7bc34

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The prodigal son in misery" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/cebb0170-c6f4-012f-04b9-58d385a7bc34

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1791-08). The prodigal son in misery Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/cebb0170-c6f4-012f-04b9-58d385a7bc34

Wikipedia Citation

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The prodigal son in misery