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James Boswell Esqr.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1837,0513.6

  • Title (object)

    • James Boswell Esqr.
  • Description

    Portrait of James Boswell, standing whole-length in Corsican dress, facing front with left hand on a pistol tucked into his waistband, right hand on a staff carved at the top into a goose's head, wearing a feathered hat labelled 'Viva la liberta', with a rifle slung over his shoulder, a knife tucked behind a pouch at his waist band, plain suit and gaiters; illustration to the 'London Magazine'. 1769
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1769
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 187 millimetres
    • Width: 105 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, followed by "In the dress of an armed Corsican Chief, as he appear'd at Shakespeare's Jubilee, at Stratford upon Avon September 1769", and production detail, "S. Wale del / J. Miller Sc".
  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 10 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits British CVII P4)

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Shakespeare Jubilee
      1769
  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: London Magazine
  • Acquisition date

    1837

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1837,0513.6

Portrait of James Boswell, standing whole-length in Corsican dress, facing front with left hand on a pistol tucked into his waistband, right hand on a staff carved at the top into a goose's head, wearing a feathered hat labelled 'Viva la liberta', with a rifle slung over his shoulder, a knife tucked behind a pouch at his waist band, plain suit and gaiters; illustration to the 'London Magazine'.  1769  Etching and engraving

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Portrait of James Boswell, standing whole-length in Corsican dress, facing front with left hand on a pistol tucked into his waistband, right hand on a staff carved at the top into a goose's head, wearing a feathered hat labelled 'Viva la liberta', with a rifle slung over his shoulder, a knife tucked behind a pouch at his waist band, plain suit and gaiters; illustration to the 'London Magazine'. 1769 Etching and engraving

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