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The D-ss purchasing a brush.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.5335

  • Title (object)

    • The D-ss purchasing a brush.
  • Description

    From the 'Rambler's Magazine'. A chimney-sweep stands between the Duchess of Devonshire (right) and another lady who are canvassing for Fox. The Duchess, who wears a riding-habit, puts her hand on his shoulder saying, "I'll give you thirty Guineas for your Brush". The other, probably intended for Lady Duncannon, says, "Let her G------e have a good Brush". The scene is Covent Garden; behind the Duchess (right) is the back of a coach. 1 July 1784 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1784
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 181 millimetres
    • Width: 112 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    A satire (alleging bribery) on the canvassing of the Duchess of Devonshire for Fox, see BMSat 6493, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 6633 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1784 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.5335

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching

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