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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    7th January 1805 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured etching and aquatint, ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.4649-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print entitled 'The Theatrical Bubble; - being a new specimen of the astonishing Powers of the great Politico-Punchinello, in the Art of Dramatic Puffing'. Richard Brinsley Sheridan as Punch blows bubbles through a pipe. An image of Master Betty appears in the largest bubble with the words 'Exit Garrick Kemble Cooke'. Published in London by Hannah Humphrey.

Physical description

Etched, aquatinted and hand coloured print entitled 'The Theatrical Bubble; - being a new specimen of the astonishing Powers of the great Politico-Punchinello, in the Art of Dramatic Puffing'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

7th January 1805 (published)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured etching and aquatint, ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Theatrical / R. B. Sheridan / + the Infant Roscius . / master Batty
Written in pencil on back of print.

Dimensions

Height: 40.3 cm Print size, Width: 30 cm Print size

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'The Theatrical Bubble; - being a new specimen of the astonishing Powers of the great Politico-Punchinello, in the Art of Dramatic Puffing'. Published in London by Hannah Humphrey on 7th January 1805, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink; Wash

Techniques

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

Subjects depicted

Satire; Caricature

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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