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Loo

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1866,1114.641

  • Title (object)

    • Loo
  • Description

    Five persons sit at a round card-table on which are cards and counters. A pretty young woman (right), looking with a smile over her left shoulder, displays 'A Flush' of diamonds. Her vis-à-vis (left) holds out a knave of Clubs: 'Pam saves me'. The other three, two men and a woman, are ugly and elderly, and are much distressed at the flush. 20 February 1796
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1796
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 197 millimetres
    • Width: 242 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, number, and publication line: "Published 20th. Feby. 1796. by LAURIE & WHITTLE, 53 Fleet Street, London."
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
    W. H. Wiltshire, 'Catalogue of Playing Cards in the British Museum', 1876, p. 297.

  • Bibliography

    • Laurie & Whittle Quarto Drolls 1795 168 bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 8922 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1866

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1866,1114.641

Five persons sit at a round card-table on which are cards and counters. A pretty young woman (right), looking with a smile over her left shoulder, displays 'A Flush' of diamonds. Her vis-à-vis (left) holds out a knave of Clubs: 'Pam saves me'. The other three, two men and a woman, are ugly and elderly, and are much distressed at the flush.  20 February 1796  Etching

Five persons sit at a round card-table on which are cards and counters. A pretty young woman (right), looking with a smile over her left shoulder, displays 'A Flush' of diamonds. Her vis-à-vis (left) holds out a knave of Clubs: 'Pam saves me'. The other three, two men and a woman, are ugly and elderly, and are much distressed at the flush. 20 February 1796 Etching

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