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The Rake's-Progress at the University.-No 4.-

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    • The Rake's-Progress at the University.-No 4.-
  • Description

    See BMSat 10639. The undergraduate advances dejectedly, raising his cap to a Fellow wearing cap and gown and gaiters, who walks with another wearin clerical wig and bands with a cocked hat, long coat to the ankles, and gold headed cane. The former points angrily at the gaiters which the undergraduate (like himself) is wearing. The scene is the side of a College Court showing an edge of grass in the foreground. After the title:

    'Expulsion waits that Son of Alma Mater
    Who dares to shew his face in Boot or Gaiter' 22 October 1806
    Hand-coloured etching, slightly aquatinted


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    • 1806
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
    • Width: 355 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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        Lettered with title and publication line 'Publish'd October 22d 1806-by Hh. Humphrey- No27 St James's Street London.'
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    • BM Satires 10642 bibliographic details
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    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 22 October 1806.  Hand-coloured etching.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 22 October 1806. Hand-coloured etching.

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