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Neck or nothing

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Neck or nothing
  • Description

    A satire on high collars and voluminous neck-cloths. A good-looking young man stands full face, holding out in his (gloved) left hand a round hat and bludgeon. His right hand is behind his back and under his coat, which is open to display a double-breasted waistcoat with wide lapels, within which is another collar and a swathed neckcloth tied in a bow. The high collar of his tail-coat adds to the numerous swathings round his neck. His (powdered) hair hangs loosely on the collar of his coat. He wears striped stockings and low shoes with rosettes. 23 March 1792
    Hand-coloured etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1792
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 280 millimetres
    • Width: 218 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication detail: 'Miss Keate delt' and 'Pubd March 23rd 1792. by H. Humphrey, N° 18 Old Bond Street.'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    A companion print to BMSat 8190.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8191 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE. (BMSat). 1792  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE. (BMSat). 1792 Hand-coloured etching

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