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Sawney in the Bog-house

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.12385

  • Title (object)

    • Sawney in the Bog-house
  • Description

    Satire on a Highland soldier's attempts to use a lavatory in London: see BMSat for full description. 1745 Etching with hand-colouring

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1745
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 242 millimetres
    • Width: 190 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With the title in the lower margin followed by six lines of verse. In corner 'Published June 17th 1745, price 6d'
  • Curator's comments

    The plate is in Mosley's posthumous sale at Prestage, 14 June 1756 (information from Timothy Clayton).
    The print was later wrongly attributed to Hogarth.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 2678 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2000 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Popular Print in England
    2001 Feb-Apr, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Popular Print in England
    2001 Apr-Jun, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Popular Print in England
    2001 Jun-Aug, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Popular Print in England

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.12385

Satire on a Highland soldier's attempts to use a lavatory in London: see BMSat for full description.  1745 Etching with hand-colouring

Satire on a Highland soldier's attempts to use a lavatory in London: see BMSat for full description. 1745 Etching with hand-colouring

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