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The Lottery Contrast

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.133

  • Title (object)

    • The Lottery Contrast
  • Description

    Satire on lotteries: the shop front of 'Touchpenny Fortune & Winall's State Lottery Office', with persons inside laughing or in despair; at the door on the right, a fashionable young woman wearing a cloak about to enter counting her coins while a boy picks her pocket. 17 February 1794
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and four lines of verse in two columns, and "Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London. / Dighton del. / Published as the Act directs [date erased from this impression]". Numbered bl 638
  • Curator's comments

    Dighton's original watercolour for this print was sold at Sotheby's, 30 April 1953 and again from the collection of Mr Jeffrey Rose at Sotheby's, 23 February 1978, lot 3.

    For an impression with the date, see 2010,7081.1254.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 3768 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2013-4, Nov-Mar, London, British Library, 'The Georgians'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.133

Satire: the shop front of 'Touchpenny Fortune & Winall's State Lottery Office', with persons inside laughing or in despair; at the door a woman about to enter counting her coins while a boy picks her pocket.  c.1784/90  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: the shop front of 'Touchpenny Fortune & Winall's State Lottery Office', with persons inside laughing or in despair; at the door a woman about to enter counting her coins while a boy picks her pocket. c.1784/90 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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