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Object: A peep at the comet.
Series: Characteristic sketches of the lower orders
A rough-looking man (a showman?) standing at left beside a telescope at centre, leering and gesturing humorously at a thin, crabbed man who crouches in an undiginified fashion to look up it; the showman is looking at a laughing young woman waiting at right with her hand to her hat. 1823
Hand-coloured etching with stipple
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Height: 135 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 85 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- For comment see 1878,0511.659. The dynamic between the figures is reminiscent of Rowlandson's scenes of cuckolded telescopists, see 1872,1012.5043, 1977,U.529.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Leigh's New Picture of London
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