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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:

    drawn with the pen and washed with Indian ink, squared for copying

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.770

  • 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; The entire composition. The copy ready for transferring to the copper. The pictures against the wall distinctly made out; Drawn with the pen and washed with Indian ink, squared for copying; With interesting notes, Poor Corregio died wretched, and Morland etc.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

18th - early 19th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

drawn with the pen and washed with Indian ink, squared for copying

Marks and inscriptions

With interesting notes, Poor Corregio died wretched, and Morland etc.

Dimensions

Height: 19 in, Width: 12.8 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'; The entire composition; The pictures against the wall distinctly made out; Drawn with the pen and washed with Indian ink, squared for copying; With interesting notes; 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; Indian ink; Pen

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Men

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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