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Making a guinea.

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  • Title (object)

    • Making a guinea.
  • Description

    See BMSat 10652. Two sportsmen, holding their guns barrel upwards, stand by the high railings of a pound. The thin one wears gaiters above the knee, and a tight coat much wrinkled across the back; he has two dogs. The fat one holds a coin and turns to his companion with a smile. The verses printed below the (printed) title relate his bet that he will turn the shilling into a guinea and thereupon throws it into the pound where it becomes 'One Pound One'. The last verse:

    'I wonder not,
    Says Thin that Thought
    Should in your Head be found;
    Since that's the way
    Your Debts you pay, -
    One Shilling in the Pound.' 1 June 1806
    Hand-coloured etching


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  • Date

    • 1806
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 227 millimetres
    • Width: 175 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'London, Published by Bowles & Carver, . . . [ut supra] 1 June 1806.'
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 10658 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1806 Unmounted Roy)

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  • 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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