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print / book-illustration

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1875,0710.3263

  • Description

    Roderick Random fighting Captain Weazel, defending himself with a staff against the Captain's sword, in defence of his companion Strap, three figures behind, one with a fishing rod, a dresser at right and clocks on the walls behind; in oval frame with architectural border, a gorgon head and torches above; after Richard Corbould, illustration to Smollett's 'Roderick Random', from 'Cooke's Pocket Editions of Select Classics'. 1796
    Etching and engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1796
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 149 millimetres
    • Width: 95 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image in frame with title of work, description of scene (Vide Vol I. Chap 12, Page 72), production detail: "Drawn by R. Corbould, Engraved by C. Grignion" and publication line: "Printed for C. Cooke. May 1. 1796"
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select Novels
    • Associated Title: Roderick Random
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1875,0710.3263

Roderick Random fighting Captain Weazel, defending himself with a staff against the Captain's sword, in defence of his companion Strap, three figures behind, one with a fishing rod, a dresser at right and clocks on the walls behind; in oval frame with architectural border, a gorgon head and torches above; after Richard Corbould, illustration to Smollett's 'Roderick Random',  from 'Cooke's Pocket Editions of Select Classics'.  1796  Etching and engraving

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Roderick Random fighting Captain Weazel, defending himself with a staff against the Captain's sword, in defence of his companion Strap, three figures behind, one with a fishing rod, a dresser at right and clocks on the walls behind; in oval frame with architectural border, a gorgon head and torches above; after Richard Corbould, illustration to Smollett's 'Roderick Random', from 'Cooke's Pocket Editions of Select Classics'. 1796 Etching and engraving

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