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Etching - The Turkey at Bay
  • The Turkey at Bay
    Robert Seymour, born 1798 - died 1836
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The Turkey at Bay

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1828 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robert Seymour, born 1798 - died 1836 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching, coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Etching, coloured by hand, depicting animals under various banners, including a turkey, a bear, a frog, and a bull, as a caricature on the subject of the Russians crossing the River Pruth. Lettered with title, key to caricature and 'Pub by G.Tregere, Cheapside'.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)


ca. 1828 (made)


Robert Seymour, born 1798 - died 1836 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching, coloured by hand


Height: 24.9 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

Descriptive line

Hand-colour etching depicting a cariacature entitled 'The Turkey at Bay', possibly by Robert Seymour. British School, ca. 1828.





Subjects depicted

Bulls; Bears; Caricatures; Politics; Turkey; Frogs


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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