Collection online

The Country Tooth-Drawer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.178

  • Title (object)

    • The Country Tooth-Drawer
  • Description

    A companion print to BMSat 6760. The interior of a farrier's smithy. A country woman sits on a low stool, while a farrier pulls at her tooth with a pair of pincers which he grasps in both hands. He presses one foot on her outstretched leg while a grinning assistant holds her head in both hands. A third man stands behind, also grinning and holding a stick above his head; one eye is bandaged. All three wear leather aprons. The wretched woman holds the tooth-drawer's left sleeve with one hand, his nose with the other; her eyes are closed. A boy (right) flourishes a broom. Behind (left) is the lighted forge. An anvil, horseshoes, and farrier's tools are in the foreground. A grinning face looks in through a wide-open window (right); on the sill is a large tankard. Thatched buildings and trees are seen through the window. c.1784
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

    More 

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1784
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 348 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.". Numbered bl 510
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    Cf. BMSat 8051, 8052.

    (Supplementary information)
    A pair to BMSat 6760

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 6759 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.178)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.178

Satire: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  c.1784  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). c.1784 Hand-coloured mezzotint

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: PPA145911

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...