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Melpomene in the Dumps

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, etched)

  • Date:

    (?)late 18th century - early 19th century (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 107

Physical description

'Melpomene in the Dumps'; Caricature; A satire on the grief of Mrs. Siddons at Master Betty's success, and the condolence of her brother John and the Manager; Broadside with etching.

Place of Origin

England (probably, etched)


(?)late 18th century - early 19th century (etched)


Unknown (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

etching print on paper

Descriptive line

'Melpomene in the Dumps'; Caricature; A satire on the grief of Mrs. Siddons at Master Betty's success; Broadside with etching; Printmaker Unknown; English School; (?)Late 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 : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.


Paper; Printing ink


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Woman; Actress; Theatre


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Entertainment & Leisure


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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