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A Journeyman Parson going on Duty

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.51

  • Title (object)

    • A Journeyman Parson going on Duty
  • Description

    Satire: a parson saying farewell to his family as he prepares to ride off on his unkempt horse to give a 'Charity Sermon'; they stand outside a thatched cottage on the right and a milestone indicates that they are 70 miles from London; their small boy holds a copy of 'The Youth's Instructor'. 1785
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785-1786
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. / Published as the Act directs [date erased]" Numbered bl 564.
  • Curator's comments

    A pair to 'A Journeyman Parson', BMSat.3755. Dighton's original watercolour for this print was sold at Sotheby's, 30 April 1953 and again from the collection of Mr Jeffrey Rose at Sotheby's, 23 February 1978, lot 39.
    See also the reduced version: 2010,7081.1895

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 3756 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.51)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.51

Satire: a parson saying farewell to his family as he prepares to ride off on his horse.  c.1785/6  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a parson saying farewell to his family as he prepares to ride off on his horse. c.1785/6 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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