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Monmouth Street

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1948,0214.528

  • Title (object)

    • Monmouth Street
  • Description

    Social satire; a tailor adjusts the arm of an ill-fitting coat on a man shown from behind, assuring him it fits; in the background a man with a tricorn points at him, laughing. 9 June 1789
    Etching with stipple and aquatint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1789
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 245 millimetres
    • Width: 197 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with the title above the image, and with a paragraph below of the tailor's speech to convince his customer that the coat fits: "Not fit! ... Now as I hope to be Saved I lose a Guinea by that there Coat.", and with "S. Collings delt", "J Cooke Sculpt. St. Mary Axe.", and "Published June 9 1789. by SW. Fores N. 3 Piccadilly".
  • Curator's comments

    Cf. 1985,0119.113

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British Supplement 1789 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1948

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1948,0214.528

Social satire; a tailor adjusts the arm of an ill-fitting coat on a man shown from behind, assuring him it fits; in the background a man with a tricorn points at him, laughing.  9 June 1789  Eching with stipple and aquatint

Social satire; a tailor adjusts the arm of an ill-fitting coat on a man shown from behind, assuring him it fits; in the background a man with a tricorn points at him, laughing. 9 June 1789 Eching with stipple and aquatint

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