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A Cobbler

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0308.1305

  • Title (object)

    • A Cobbler
  • Description

    A cobbler sitting on his workbench, holding a frothing tankard of beer, wearing his apron and a soft cap, looking to the right out of his window to the houses across the street. 1786
    Mezzotint printed in colour

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1786
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 510 millimetres
    • Width: 355 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title in filled letters, and "IDF / Published Sepr. 14th. 1786, by J. Dean Bentinck Street Soho".
  • Curator's comments

    Chaloner Smith suggests that this is probably a character well known at the time.

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 25.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Acquisition notes

    1856,0308.1296 to 1328 (with the exception of 1306) are all recorded as 'paid for by Mr Carpenter' which implies that he had purchased them on his own account against re-imbursement by the BM.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1856,0308.1305

A cobbler sitting on his workbench, holding a frothing tankard of beer, wearing his apron and a soft cap, looking to the right out of his window to the houses across the street.  1786  Mezzotint printed in colour

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A cobbler sitting on his workbench, holding a frothing tankard of beer, wearing his apron and a soft cap, looking to the right out of his window to the houses across the street. 1786 Mezzotint printed in colour

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