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1871,1209.591

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  • Summer exhibition held in the great room at Somerset House: noble society gathered in room with walls covered with paintings; the Prince of Wales, in red jacket, stands next to Joshua Reynolds in the foreground.  1787  Hand coloured etching

    Full: Front

  • Summer exhibition held in the great room at Somerset House: noble society gathered in room with walls covered with paintings; the Prince of Wales, in red jacket, stands next to Joshua Reynolds in the foreground.  1787 Hand coloured etching

    Full: Front

  • The great room at Somerset House crowded with visitors, drawn with detailed realism, but with a certain humorous intention. In the centre foreground is the Prince of Wales, holding his hat, cane, and catalogue, next Sir Joshua Reynolds, holding his ear-trumpet and pointing out the pictures. There is much by-play among the visitors. The pictures are numbered and can be identified from the R.A. Catalogue, the two largest and most conspicuous are '26', 'The assassination of David Riccio' [sic] by Opie, R.A. elect, and '154', 'Wallworth killing Wat Tyler', by Northcote, also R.A. elect, the latter resembling a caricature of the grand manner, cf. BMSat 7584. Above the title is the motto ?????S-????S?S-??S??? (as in BMSat 7584). A finished study for the figures in pen and wash is in the Print Room.  1 July 1787 Hand coloured etching

    Detail: Other

  • The great room at Somerset House crowded with visitors, drawn with detailed realism, but with a certain humorous intention. In the centre foreground is the Prince of Wales, holding his hat, cane, and catalogue, next Sir Joshua Reynolds, holding his ear-trumpet and pointing out the pictures. There is much by-play among the visitors. The pictures are numbered and can be identified from the R.A. Catalogue, the two largest and most conspicuous are '26', 'The assassination of David Riccio' [sic] by Opie, R.A. elect, and '154', 'Wallworth killing Wat Tyler', by Northcote, also R.A. elect, the latter resembling a caricature of the grand manner, cf. BMSat 7584. Above the title is the motto ?????S-????S?S-??S??? (as in BMSat 7584). A finished study for the figures in pen and wash is in the Print Room.  1 July 1787 Hand coloured etching

    Detail: Other

  • The great room at Somerset House crowded with visitors, drawn with detailed realism, but with a certain humorous intention. In the centre foreground is the Prince of Wales, holding his hat, cane, and catalogue, next Sir Joshua Reynolds, holding his ear-trumpet and pointing out the pictures. There is much by-play among the visitors. The pictures are numbered and can be identified from the R.A. Catalogue, the two largest and most conspicuous are '26', 'The assassination of David Riccio' [sic] by Opie, R.A. elect, and '154', 'Wallworth killing Wat Tyler', by Northcote, also R.A. elect, the latter resembling a caricature of the grand manner, cf. BMSat 7584. Above the title is the motto ?????S-????S?S-??S??? (as in BMSat 7584). A finished study for the figures in pen and wash is in the Print Room.  1 July 1787 Hand coloured etching

    Detail: Other