Hand-Colored Engraving, "Prodigal Son Receiving His Patrimony," 1800

Summary

This is the first scene in the New Testament parable of the Prodigal Son updated to 1800. Here, the younger son asks for his share of his father's fortune and is in the process of receiving it, in the father's comfortably-furnished study. The father is counting out his legacy, earned as a merchant. We see his large desk and bookcase at the left, complete with a quill and inkwell.

This is the first scene in the New Testament parable of the Prodigal Son updated to 1800. Here, the younger son asks for his share of his father's fortune and is in the process of receiving it, in the father's comfortably-furnished study. The father is counting out his legacy, earned as a merchant. We see his large desk and bookcase at the left, complete with a quill and inkwell.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

14 October 1800

Creators

Stampa, P. 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

Creator Notes

Published by P. Stampa, London, england.

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.332.100

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)
Hand coloring

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 10.625 in

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