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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    5th January 1805 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williams (artist)
    S. W. Fores (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured etching, ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print entitled 'The Extinguisher'. Master Betty, known here as Young Roscius, extinguishes the flames and thus the popularity of other famous actors he is thought to have exceeded in talent. Published in London by S. W. Fores.

Physical description

Etched and hand coloured print entitled 'The Extinguisher'.

Place of Origin

London (published)


5th January 1805 (published)


Williams (artist)
S. W. Fores (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured etching, ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Theatrical / Betty [Henry W] Boy actor / known as the Infant Roscius / 1791-1874'
Written in pencil on back of print.


Height: 37.4 cm Print size, Width: 25.1 cm Print size

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'The Extinguisher'. Published in London by S. W. Fores on 5th January 1805, Harry Beard Collection.


Paper; Printing ink; Wash


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


Entertainment & Leisure; Prints


Theatre and Performance Collection

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