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- Object: Spectatum admissi risum teneatis (If you saw such a thing, could you restrain your laughter)
Satire disputing Charles I's authorship of 'Eikon basilike'; a cleric revealed behind a curtain, pulled back by a hand descending from above; archway to left; illustration to 'Eikon alethine' (London: 1649).
Etching and engraving
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Height: 149 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 99 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- The title is a quotation from Horace, Ars Poetica V.
Full title: 'Eikon alethine. The pourtraiture of truths most sacred majesty truly suffering, though not solely. Wherein the false colours are washed off, wherewith the painter-steiner had bedawbed truth, the late King and the Parliament, in his counterfeit piece entituled Eikon basilike. Published to uudeceive the world' (London: 1649). Information on this print was kindly provided by Ian Dicker.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Eikon alethine
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- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 2006,U.681