Artist William Woollett, English, 1735-1785
Artist after Richard Wilson, Welsh, ca. 1713-1782
  • Celadon and Amelia
Date 1766
Medium etching and engraving in ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 17 1/2 × 21 3/4 inches (44.5 × 55.2 cm)
Sheet: 19 3/8 × 23 1/8 inches (49.2 × 58.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1268
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Marked, in brown ink, verso: Amann [? (variation of Lugt 9)]
Marked, stamp in green, lower right, recto: M. Levy [in circle (Lugt 1676)]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower left: R. Wilson pinxit Londini.
Inscribed, lower right: Browne Aqua forti fecit. Woollett Sculpt,
Inscribed, lower center: CELADON and AMELIA. | From an Original Picture, in the Collection of Wm,, Lock Esqr,, = | Publish'd June 10th, 1766 as the Act directs, by Wm. Woollett in Green Street, Leicester Fields, & Ryland & Bryer at the King's Arms. in Cornhill, London.
Inscribed, verse in plate, bottom left margin: The tempest caught them on the tender walk, | from his void embrace, | Mysterious Heaven! that moment to the ground, | A blacken'd corse, was struck the beauteous maid.
Inscribed, verse continued in the bottom right margin: But who can paint the lover, as he stood, | Pierc'd by severe amazement, hating life, | Speechless, and fix'd in all the death of woe! | Thompson's Summer, v. 1191. 1214.
possibly Amann.
M. Levy (Warsaw, Poland).
C. J. Meyer (Carlsbad, probably California, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Andresen, A. Handbook of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1876, no. 34.