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A burgess of Warwick Lane.

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • A burgess of Warwick Lane.
  • Description

    A man walks on tiptoe away from the spectator. He is ungainly, the left shoulder lower than the right, with ill-dressed hair in a small tail. He wears a grotesque cocked hat poised on his head, an old-fashioned coat, and striped stockings. The stone wall of a house, showing part of a street-door and one window, forms a background. 3 July 1795
    Hand-coloured etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
    • Width: 173 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and production detail:'Js Gy desn et fect / Pubd July 3d 1795, by H. Humphrey No 37 New Bond Street'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
    John Burges, M.D. (1745-1807), a distinguished Fellow of the College of Physicians in Warwick Lane, whose health was too weak for general practice. See 'D.N.B.'
    Grego, 'Gillray', p. 198. Wright and Evans, No. 418. Reprinted, 'G. W. G.', 1830.


  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8717 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1795  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1795 Hand-coloured etching

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