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A lecture on gadding

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1877,0512.608

  • Title (object)

    • A lecture on gadding
  • Description

    Interior with a fashionable dressed young woman looking to front and leaning on the back of a chair which tips forward, while a stern old woman sits beside with open book on her lap, a man behind the door at left; after Bartolozzi after J R Smith; plate cut and mounted on a separate sheet; title, probably cut from plate, pasted on verso of mounting sheet; copy. 1805
    Etching with stipple, printed in colour

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1805
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 338 millimetres (cut)
    • Width: 283 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with artists' names: "Painted by J. R. Smith / Engrav'd by F. Bartolotti [sic]"; on verso of mounting board, cut and pasted lettered title: "A lecture on gadding."
  • Curator's comments

    According to David Alexander, this is possibly a French copy of Bartolozzi's print which was published in 1789. An early sales catalogue refers to the man at left as Mr Bannister the comedian (see D'Oench).

  • Bibliography

    • Calabi & De Vesme 1928 1327 (described copy) bibliographic details
    • D'Oench 1999 Appendix 1: 14 (after) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1877,0512.608

In a room; to right, an old woman seated on a armchair, opening a book on her lap, holding spectacles in her right hand; in centre, a young woman standing, leaning forward against a chair; a little dog between them, looking up towards the young woman; to left, a man standing behind a door, almost in profile to left, holding a whip in his left hand, lifting his right index finger up in the air; after J R Smith; plate cut and mounted on a separate sheet; title, probably cut from plate, pasted on verso of mounting sheet.  1789, this state 1805  Etching with stipple, printed in colour

Recto

In a room; to right, an old woman seated on a armchair, opening a book on her lap, holding spectacles in her right hand; in centre, a young woman standing, leaning forward against a chair; a little dog between them, looking up towards the young woman; to left, a man standing behind a door, almost in profile to left, holding a whip in his left hand, lifting his right index finger up in the air; after J R Smith; plate cut and mounted on a separate sheet; title, probably cut from plate, pasted on verso of mounting sheet. 1789, this state 1805 Etching with stipple, printed in colour

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