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Modern Antiques

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Modern Antiques
  • Description

    Title from Grego, A collection of antiques, real or faked, Egyptian and classical. A buxom young woman opens a hinged mummy-case (left) to embrace a handsome young officer in regimentals who stands within it. An aged man crouching down (right) glares at them through an eye-glass in frenzied malevolence. Another mummy has a realistic head, and there is a life-like statue of an Egyptian wearing a head-dress and loin-cloth. There are also a satyr and smaller figures of Egyptian gods. On the wall are grotesque satyrs' masks and on a high shelf are Greek or Etruscan vases. On the ground is a book: 'Loves of the Gods Embelld with Cuts'.
    Plate numbered 3.
    Hand-coloured etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1811 (?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 333 millimetres
    • Width: 248 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with artist's name: "Rowlandson del.".
        Annotated with title and date (recto).
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
    Grego, 'Rowlandson', ii. 223 f.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 11819 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2001 May-Jul, Hanover, Wilhelm-Busch Museum, 'Thomas Rowlandson'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1811(?)  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1811(?) Hand-coloured etching

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