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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    14th April 1803 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (artist)
    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (etcher)
    H. Humphrey (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured etching, ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.4619-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print entitled 'The Bulstrode Siren'. A caricature of Mrs Billington singing to the Duke of Portland. Published in London by Hannah Humphrey.

Physical description

Etched and hand coloured print entitled 'The Bulstrode Siren'. A caricature of Mrs Billington singing to the Duke of Portland.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

14th April 1803 (published)

Artist/maker

Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (artist)
Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (etcher)
H. Humphrey (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured etching, ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'(Mrs Billington the operatic actress when 56.) / She retired 1809 + dies 1817.'
Written in pencil on back of print.

Dimensions

Height: 37.6 cm Print size, Width: 26.8 cm Print size

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'The Bulstrode Siren'. A caricature of Mrs Billington singing to the Duke of Portland. Published in London by Hannah Humphrey on 14th April 1803, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink; Wash

Techniques

Print-making; Etching (corroding); Painting; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Satire; Caricature

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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