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- Object: Consulting the prophet.
The 'Egyptian' consulting room of the prophet, who lies in a grand canopied bed at left, head propped on hand and talking as if asleep, the narrator seated at the edge of his armchair at centre and listening avidly and with consternation; a hanging lamp smoking at centre; another smoking lamp, on the head of a winged, sphinx-like statue, on an ornate candelabra at the end of the bed at left, the top of the bed decorated with a crescent moon and 'Egyptian' symbols; at far right a grotesque monkey statue on a pillar, holding its hands to its face, a disc on the top of its head, above, hanging from the ceiling, a dried crocodile; behind at right, a smiling servant in a corridor, looking at four large supporting pillars with grotesque heads, one an elephant; illustration to [William Combe,] 'Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France, shortly before the Revolution' (London, 1821).
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint, illustration to volume bound in orange-brown cloth with stamped design, the spine stamped in gold, with yellow endpapers
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Height: 148 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 233 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- For comment on the volume, see 1982,U.4510.1.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France
Associated Title: Reise in die mittäglichen Provinzen von Frankreich
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- Acquisition notes
- Transferred as a duplicate in 1889; stamped on verso of plates with British Library's acquisition date, '4 Jy[July] 65'
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