Merry Making in the Olden Time

William Holl II, English, 1807 - 1871
after William Powell Frith, English, 1819 - 1909



Engraving on wove paper

Sheet: 16 × 23 3/8 in. (40.6 × 59.4 cm)

Frame: 23 1/8 × 30 in. (58.7 × 76.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: PAINTED BY W.P. FRITH, R.A.; center: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1859 by John A. Gray, (16 & 18 Jacob St. New York) in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. / MERRY MAKING IN THE OLDEN TIME.; lower right: ENGRAVED BY W. HOLL.; lower right: PRINTED BY W. PATE, N.Y.

Exhibition History

Alcohol in Art, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 22-March 21, 1982, in conjunction with "Alcohol at Dartmouth".


Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1967.

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