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The pedagogue.

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The pedagogue.
  • Description

    The interior of a village schoolroom, showing a casement window with a row of pegs for hats. The schoolmaster, wearing clerical bands, sits primly beside a writing-desk, a cane under his arm, his hands folded with the thumbs touching. His eyes are closed, and his expression is sour. Before him (right) stands a boy, holding an open 'A B C...', and gaping at his master. Beneath is etched:

    'And then the Pedagogue with formal wig,
    His night gown and his cane; ruling like Turk,
    All in his dusty School.' 1 December 1790 Etching and aquatint


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1790
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 363 millimetres
    • Width: 256 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'London bubd [sic] Decr 1. 1790 by W Holland N° 50. Oxford St'
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7780 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1790 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching and aquatint

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching and aquatint

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