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[Tavern scene]

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,U.239

  • Title (object)

    • [Tavern scene]
  • Description

    No date or title. Two courtesans sit on the knees of two men: one (left) a sailor, with a young and pretty girl; the other (right), an elderly man, drinks with a fat woman. A man plays the fiddle. A morose-looking man seated at a table (right) is smoking and drinking. A stout woman looks angrily at the sailor and his young woman, raising her fist. A dog sits beside them. The drawing is slight and very expressive. c. 1786?
    Stipple

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1786 (?)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 182 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 235 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    Reproduced, C. Veth, 'Comic Art in England', p. 54.

    (Supplementary information)
    Pencil sketches on verso.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7087 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1981,U.239

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  1786?  Stipple

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1786? Stipple

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