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No title. An ugly woman, in profile to the right, plays the piano with pointed, back-flexed fingers. Behind her a man, fat and bucolic, full face, plays the flute, looking down at the key-board. In the foreground a little girl stands by her mother, singing; in her dropped hands is a music-book: 'Sonata for the Grand Piano Forte composed by . . . Haydn'. The head of a little boy, singing beside his father, looks over the left. end of the keyboard. The instrument is an upright grand, solidly encased. 1804
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Height: 203 millimetres
Width: 160 millimetres (image area)
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
The subject resembles BMSat 9306. See BMSat 10309.
'Polyautography', i, fo. 67.
This is Gillray's only known attempt at lithography. The caricatured faces make it satirical. See Felix Man, in 'Print' edited by C. Zigrosser 1962, p.121, cat. 80.
For comment on Fisher's collection see 1874,0711.904.
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