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Print - A Pair of Politicians Waiting for the Extraordinary Gazette
  • A Pair of Politicians Waiting for the Extraordinary Gazette
    Pastorini, Benedetto
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A Pair of Politicians Waiting for the Extraordinary Gazette

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed and published)

  • Date:

    December 16, 1778 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pastorini, Benedetto (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Aquatint and etching printed in brown

  • Museum number:

    E.1054-1996

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 75, box C

Physical description

Two overweight men sit slumped and snoozing on either side of table on which is a bowl of liquid, a newspaper, a bottle of wine and a tankard of ale. Behind is a clock at 12.10 and a map of North America.

Place of Origin

London (printed and published)

Date

December 16, 1778 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Pastorini, Benedetto (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Aquatint and etching printed in brown

Marks and inscriptions

B. Pastorini sculp.
Signature lower right

Published as the Act Directs Decr. 16th: 1778
Lettered below centre

A PAIR OF POLITICIANS waiting for the EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE.
Top centre

NORTH AMERICA
On map

THE LONDON [...]
Title of newspaper

Dimensions

Height: 15.4 cm size of sheet, Width: 17.7 cm size of sheet, Height: 14 cm size of plate, Width: 16.5 cm size of plate

Descriptive line

Aquatint and etching. A Pair of Politicians Waiting for the Extraordinary Gazette, B. Pastorini, 1778.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Aquatint; Etching

Subjects depicted

Newspaper; Maps; Clocks; Punch bowl; Politician

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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