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Family Devotion, Morning and Family Devotion, Evening mezzotints by James Scott

Identifier: Mss 0034-187

Collection Overview

Two mezzotints of Victorian parlor scenes titled Family Devotion, Morning and Family Devotion, Evening by James Scott (1809-1899) after Edward Prentis (1797–1854). Family Devotion, Morning shows an interior with a family gathered around a breakfast table, the man on the left is reading from a Bible. Two other women sit near a window to left and a glass-fronted bookcase with one door open is in the background. Landscape paintings and a small portrait are on the walls. Family Devotion, Evening shows an interior with a family gathered around a table, where an elderly man sits reading a Bible. A piano is on the left. A landscape painting, a portrait painting, and a painting of The Good Samaritan are on the wall.


  • Creation: approximately 1841


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Biographical Note

James Scott (1809-1899) was a British engraver known for his mezzotints and mixed method engravings. He first came to prominence for his portrait of the Duke of Wellington published in 1837. During the next fifty years, he engraved large designs after the works of such contemporary painters as Daniel Maclise, Landseer, J. G. Brown and George Henry Boughton. Edward Prentis (1797–1854) was an British genre painter known for his scenes of contemporary domestic life.


1 oversize paper folder (2 items)

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Two mezzotints of Victorian parlor scenes by James Scott after Edward Prentis.

Collection Arrangement

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2016 by Cyrus Buffum.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Minor, June 2023.


Inventory of the Family Devotion, Morning and Family Devotion, Evening mezzotints by James Scott, approximately 1841
Processed by: Joshua Minor; finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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