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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    18th - early 19th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    sketched in black chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.765

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 27, box A

Physical description

One of six sketches made for the caricature Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morland's; First idea for the principal figure, said to be John Julius Angerstein; Sketched in black chalk.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

18th - early 19th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

sketched in black chalk

Dimensions

Height: 9.3 in, Width: 7.6 in

Object history note

This is one of six sketches made for the caricature Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morland's, where portraits of Angerstein, Mitchell, Caleb, Whitefoord, G. Baker, and Mortimer, are introduced (see Wright and Evans's Catalogue, No. 551). With numerous notes, and among them about a dozen suggestions for the title: An Admirer of Rembrandt; Struck with a grand effect, etc.

Descriptive line

Gillray, James; One of six sketches made for the caricature 'Connoisseurs examining a collection of George Morland's'; First idea for the principal figure, said to be John Julius Angerstein; Sketched in black chalk; English School; 18th - early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Black chalk

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Sketching

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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