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The new man after God's own heart.

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  • Title (object)

    • The new man after God's own heart.
  • Description

    Whole length portrait in profile to the right of a man gravely inspecting the door of the Mount Coffee house through an eyeglass. Under his right arm is an umbrella; he holds his left glove in his (gloved) right hand. There is nothing extravagant about his dress, though he wears the fashionable half-boots, showing striped stockings. Behind him is a post inscribed 'Tol de rol de rol'. Beneath the design is etched:

    'And it came to pass when he came down from the Mount, behold the skin of his face shone. - Exod: 22d - ' 28 June 1791
    Hand-coloured etching


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  • Date

    • 1791
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 208 millimetres
    • Width: 159 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'Pub, June 28, 1791. by S W Fores N 3 Piccadilly'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    Identified by E. Hawkins as Sir Thomas Stepney. 'Tom Stepney' was one of the Carlton House set. He succeeded his brother John in 1811 as 9th Bart., and died in 1825. The Mount was a fashionable coffee-house in Lower Grosvenor Street. Similar in manner to BMSat 7963.


  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7977 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1791 Unmounted Roy)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured etching

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