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La graduation de la famille Ecossaise

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    J,4.195

  • Title (object)

    • La graduation de la famille Ecossaise
  • Description

    One of French prints (Nos. 12634-12641), c. 1815, on the British in Paris continued from No. 12354, &c. A handsome young Highland officer walks arm-in-arm with a slightly taller young woman. Her hair under her flat feathered hat is in a small bag or net of tartan. Behind these walk in single file the family descending in height. First, a youth in Highland uniform, next three girls, the second without a hat, her hair curling on her shoulders. Last a small boy, in Highland uniform, carrying a stick across his shoulder, musket-wise, and holding a dog on a lead. The dress of all the girls is plainer, skimpier, and shorter than that of Frenchwomen; all, except the youngest, have bodices or spencers of different colours from their skirts, cf. No. 12359.
    February 1816 Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1816
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 226 millimetres
    • Width: 334 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication address 'chez Genty rue St Jacques no.14' and 'Déposé'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
    A companion plate is 'Graduation de la famille Anglaise' (De Vinck, No. 7706).

    (Supplementary information)
    Dated by M. D. George, 14 Feb. 1816.
    This print was listed by Genty in the 'Bibliographie de France' for 24 February 1816.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 12639 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XIXc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1993 May-Jun, Southampton City AG, Europeans in Caricature
    1993 Jul-Sep, Bolton Museum & AG, Europeans in Caricature
    1993 Oct-Nov, Newton Powys, Oriel 31, Europeans in Caricature
    1994 Feb-Mar, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Europeans in Caricature
    1994 May-Jul, Eastbourne, Towner AG, Europeans in Caricature

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1819

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    J,4.195

Satire on the Scottish: a family in descending order of height, the father and sons in military uniform with kilts, the women in long dresses.  February 1816  Hand-coloured etching

Satire on the Scottish: a family in descending order of height, the father and sons in military uniform with kilts, the women in long dresses. February 1816 Hand-coloured etching

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