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The Double Surprize

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.116

  • Title (object)

    • The Double Surprize
  • Description

    Satire: a master is delighted to find a young servant girl helping herself to a barrel of beer in the cellar, but both are found by his wife, who appears in the doorway in the background to right; after Dou. c.1770
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1768-1772
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 351 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and four lines of verse, and "Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. / Published as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered bl. 137
  • Curator's comments

    See the reduced version: 2010,7081.1736.
    See also the engraving in the same direction by Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet after the same composition (IFF 68; Hollstein 10 after Dou).

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4499 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.116)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.116

Satire: a master is delighted to find a young servant girl helping herself to a barrel of beer in the cellar, but both are found by his wife.  c.1770  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a master is delighted to find a young servant girl helping herself to a barrel of beer in the cellar, but both are found by his wife. c.1770 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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