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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1847,0713.59

  • Description

    Portrait of an unknown man, long half-length almost in profile to right, wearing a broad-brimmed hat and an apron, blacking a shoe. 1768
    Etching, mounted on a sheet with two others

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1768
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 102 millimetres
    • Width: 84 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Etched at the base of the image 'T Orde invt. et fect. 1768'.
        Annotated on the mounting sheet 'Shoe Black Trinity Cam '59'.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1851,0308.630 for a print of a woman blacking a shoe, annotated on the verso 'Shoeblack at Trin. Coll. Camb.'.
    The other prints attached to the same sheet also depict towns-people of Cambridge: 1847,0713.60-61

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4264 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1847

  • Acquisition notes

    The series registered as 1847,0723.1 to 113 was purchased from W B Tiffin for £98 15s the lot. Unfortunately when the register numbers were written on the back of the prints, they were numbered either 0713 or 0723, apparently at random. The 0713 and 0723 runs dovetail together to form a complete series, though in some cases the final number is not the one given in the register. It is too late to alter so many wrong numbers, so the mistaken numbers will have to continue to serve as the register numbers, but this note has been added to each of the records in the sequence to explain the position. (AVG, 2016)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1847,0713.59

Portrait of an unknown man, long half-length almost in profile to right, wearing a broad-brimmed hat and an apron, blacking a shoe.  1768  Etching, mounted on a sheet with two others

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Portrait of an unknown man, long half-length almost in profile to right, wearing a broad-brimmed hat and an apron, blacking a shoe. 1768 Etching, mounted on a sheet with two others

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