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A Mendicant

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1906,0419.131

  • Title (object)

    • A Mendicant
  • Description

    A friar standing in a landscape, a walking stick in his left hand and his hat down by his side in his right, a sack slung over his shoulder; after a drawing by Henry William Bunbury; scratched open-letter state. 1790
    Stipple and etching printed in brownish ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1790
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 380 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below the image with the title in open letters, lines from Sterne: "It was one of those Heads which Guido has often Painted Mild, Pale, Penetrating, free from all common place Ideas of fat contented Ignorance looking downwards upon the Earth, it look'd forwards, but it look'd at something beyond this World." and production details: "W. Bunbury Esqr. delt. / K. Baldrey Sculpt. / Pubd. Sepr. 1790 by J K Baldrey No 279 Holborn London'.
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1906

  • Acquisition notes

    The prints were selected from a 'fine and extensive collection' in the hands of Messrs Rimell in order to fill gaps in the BM collection.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1906,0419.131

A friar standing in a landscape, a walking stick in his left hand and his hat down by his side in his right, a sack slung over his shoulder; after a drawing by Henry William Bunbury; scratched open-letter state.  1790  Stipple and etching printed in brownish ink

Recto

A friar standing in a landscape, a walking stick in his left hand and his hat down by his side in his right, a sack slung over his shoulder; after a drawing by Henry William Bunbury; scratched open-letter state. 1790 Stipple and etching printed in brownish ink

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