- Museum number
Sand-grouse / A young man; single-page drawing on a detached album folio containing two separate images on the same side. The upper region illustrates a detailed profile of a sand-grouse, while the lower half features a framed image of a young man dressed in a vogue coat with fur collar and cuffs and a tall hat. The young man stands with hands placed on waist. Void background. Inscribed.
Ink on paper.
- Production date
Height: 10.70 centimetres (bottom image)
Height: 5 centimetres (top image)
Width: 7.30 centimetres (bottom image)
Width: 10.60 centimetres (top image)
- Curator's comments
- This small portrait, mounted in an album, depicts a young man in a tall hat with three visible points, typical of the 18th century. Coats with narrow waists and fur collars and cuffs were in vogue from the mid-17th until the 19th century. (Canby 1993, p. 122)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From an album formerly in the collection of Claudius J. Rich. Purchased by the British Museum in 1825 from his widow, Mary Rich. Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB) in 1974 when the majority of Rich's manuscripts transferred to the British Library.
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 7468