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Doctor Forceps / Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly. [1773] (Vol.6)

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Doctor Forceps

    Title (series)

    • Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly. [1773] (Vol.6)
  • Description

    No.19: Portrait of an elderly man walking in profile to the right. He wears spectacles and walks with a tall cane. He wears a sword and is dressed in an old-fashioned way with a low wide hat, large tie-wig and long coat. 21 October 1773 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1773
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 170 millimetres
    • Width: 121 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered "V.6" top left, and "19" at top right; below is the title and "Pubd. Accor. to Act Octr 21 1773 by MDarly Strand."
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
    Evidently a well-known accoucheur, dressed in the manner of the old-fashioned physician, see McMichael, 'The Gold-headed Cane', 1827.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5164 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (298.b.1*)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


No.19: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  21 October 1773 Etching


No.19: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 21 October 1773 Etching

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