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Object: The Procession
Series: Picturesque Beauties of Boswell. Part the Second.
Johnson and Boswell walk together; their landlord, wearing a knitted cap and tartan stockings, walks in front (left) holding a candle; he turns round smiling up at the couple. Johnson walks with a heavy, dignified melancholy, leaning on his stick, Boswell walks jauntily, as in BMSat 7034, his hands thrust in the pockets of his short coat, the Journal under his arm, his pen behind his ear. Behind (right) walks a bare-legged waiter holding a lantern. On the stone wall of a dark building (left) two Gothic niches are indicated. Beneath the title is engraved:
'"After supper we made a procession to Saint Leonard's College, the Landlord walking before us with a Candle, and the Waiter with a Lantern."
Vide Journal p. 54.' 15 June 1786
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Height: 255 millimetres
Width: 274 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
They were on their way to visit Dr. Watson, who had bought the buildings of the dissolved St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews.
Grego, 'Rowlandson', i. 196.
One of a set of twenty plates, 1864,0309.167 to 186, bound together in an album along with letterpress handbills listing the prints and prices for each part (10s. 6d.).
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