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The Unlucky Visit, or a Discovery of the Tid-Bit for Old Square-Toes

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.142

  • Title (object)

    • The Unlucky Visit, or a Discovery of the Tid-Bit for Old Square-Toes
  • Description

    Social satire: a young man enters a bedroom to be greeted by an elderly man in a dressing gown who stands beside a table laden with coins, while his mistress hides behind a curtain in her shift, on the left; after date erased and number added. 1772
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1772
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 347 millimetres
    • Width: 248 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered bl 261
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4523 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.142)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.142

Satire: a young man enters a bedroom to be greeted by an elderly man in a dressing gown who stands beside a table laden with coins while his mistress hides behind a curtain in her shift.  1772  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a young man enters a bedroom to be greeted by an elderly man in a dressing gown who stands beside a table laden with coins while his mistress hides behind a curtain in her shift. 1772 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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