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Captain Grose's visiting card with his stick Cuddy

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1925,0511.72

  • Title (object)

    • Captain Grose's visiting card with his stick Cuddy
  • Description

    A short broad man wearing a hat and spatterdashes stands in back view, his right hand on a walking-stick. Across his back is etched: 'Capricci fatti per'. Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1788 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 75 millimetres
    • Width: 55 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered at the base of the image with the title.
  • Curator's comments

    Used as an illustration to Grose's 'Rules for Drawing Caricaturas' (1788). According to George (p. 565), some were probably etched at an earlier stage; lettering appears to have been added to some in preparation for publication in the book.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7472 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Rules for Drawing Caricaturas (1788)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1925

  • Acquisition notes

    1925,0511.27 to 242 all come from a single volume in the Rudge sale that contained etchings by amateurs, mostly British.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1925,0511.72

A short broad man wearing a hat and spatterdashes stands in back view, his right hand on a walking-stick. Across his back is etched: 'Capricci fatti per'. Etching

Recto

A short broad man wearing a hat and spatterdashes stands in back view, his right hand on a walking-stick. Across his back is etched: 'Capricci fatti per'. Etching

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