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A rain beau.

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  • Title (object)

    • A rain beau.
  • Description

    A slim young man walks in profile to the left holding a small flat umbrella on a long stick, which gives little protection from the slanting rain. He wears a high hat with a cylindrical crown, a short cut-away coat, bulky swathed neck-cloth; long tight breeches reach to his calf, where they are tied with ribbons; his low wrinkled top-boots show striped stockings above them. Two seals hang from his fob. He walks mincingly, holding a small cane. Behind (right) a man bending forward to meet the wind and rain is about to collide with a woman carrying a tub on her head. A high stone wall forms a background. Cf. BMSat 7805. 5 May 1790 Etching


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1790
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 348 millimetres
    • Width: 245 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'S' and 'Pub. May 5,1790. by S W Fores N 3 Piccadilly. Where may be seen the Completest Collection of Caricatures &c in the Kingdom Admitt. I Shill. Prints & Caricatures, Stationary, Colours, & every Requisite for Drawing, Wholesale & Retail.'
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7794 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1790 Unmounted Roy)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number




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