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- Object: [Cock-fighting match between Lanark and Haddington]
Two cocks fight in a cock-pit, a man standing over each cock; the spectators are in a circle several rows deep. The wall of the room is of stone, with three boarded-up windows; it is the unfinished kitchen of the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms. The heads are on a small scale and crowded together, but several are portraits, one being Deacon Brodie. Beneath the design is etched:
'Thus we poor Cocks, exert our Skill & Brav'ry
For idle Gulls, and Kites, that trade in Knav'ry' 1785
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Height: 150 millimetres
Width: 126 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
Collection, No. 55. Kay, No. XLIV.
From an album of Kay's work, apparently assembled by himself: see 1935,0522.13.1.
- Not on display
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