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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1807 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in black chalk, squared for copying, and corrected in red ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.768

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 27, box A

Physical description

One of six sketches made for the caricature Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morland's; Same figure as in DYCE.765, said to be John Julius Angerstein, drawing a curtain from over the picture he is looking at; Drawn in black chalk, squared for copying, and corrected in red ink; With notes in reference to the title etc.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

1807 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn in black chalk, squared for copying, and corrected in red ink

Marks and inscriptions

With notes in reference to the title.

Dimensions

Height: 8.9 in, Width: 7.2 in

Object history note

This is one of six sketches made for the caricature Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morland's, where portraits of Angerstein, Mitchell, Caleb, Whitefoord, G. Baker, and Mortimer, are introduced (see Wright and Evans's Catalogue, No. 551). With numerous notes, and among them about a dozen suggestions for the title: An Admirer of Rembrandt; Struck with a grand effect, etc.

Descriptive line

Gillray, James; One of six sketches made for the caricature 'Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morland's'; A man, said to be John Julius Angerstein, drawing a curtain from over the picture he is looking at; Drawn in black chalk, squared for copying, and corrected in red ink; With notes in reference to the title; English School; 18th - early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Black chalk; Red ink

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Squaring

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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