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[An Edinburgh auction]

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,1108.93

  • Title (object)

    • [An Edinburgh auction]
  • Description

    A lady, holding on her feathered hat, walks against a high wind which blows her dress against her person, draping her legs from the waist downwards. She holds a small nosegay and is followed by Graham, wearing his accustomed suit of white linen with black stockings; he holds a larger nosegay and stares at the lady. Both are in profile to the right. Behind them is the balustrade of the North Bridge, Edinburgh. 1785
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 106 millimetres
    • Width: 90 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered 'K Fect 1785'

        Annotated in pencil on the recto 'Doctr. Graham / 16'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    For Graham in Edinburgh see BMSat 6843. The lady is 'said to resemble a Miss Dunbar, sister of Sir James Dunbar, Bart.'
    Collection, No. 44. Kay, No. XL

    Another impression is in an album of Kay's work, apparently compiled by the artist: see 1935,0522.13.1

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 6846 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1937,1108.93

A lady, holding on her feathered hat, walks against a high wind which blows her dress against her person, draping her legs from the waist downwards. She holds a small nosegay and is followed by Graham, wearing his accustomed suit of white linen with black stockings; he holds a larger nosegay and stares at the lady. Both are in profile to the right. Behind them is the balustrade of the North Bridge, Edinburgh. 1785  Etching

Recto

A lady, holding on her feathered hat, walks against a high wind which blows her dress against her person, draping her legs from the waist downwards. She holds a small nosegay and is followed by Graham, wearing his accustomed suit of white linen with black stockings; he holds a larger nosegay and stares at the lady. Both are in profile to the right. Behind them is the balustrade of the North Bridge, Edinburgh. 1785 Etching

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