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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:

    Etching

  • 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:

    SP.549A

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 55

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)

Date

ca. 1828 (made)

Artist/maker

Robert Seymour, born 1798 - died 1836 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching, coloured by hand

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Turkey; Politics; Frogs; Bears; Bulls; Caricatures

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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