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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    18th February 1789 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sayers, James, born 1748 - died 1823 (artist)
    Cornell, Thomas (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching and aquatint

  • Museum number:

    S.1797-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Aquatint entitled 'The Comet' by James Sayers. The Prince of Wales is at the head of the Comet, notable characters of the time make up its tail. Published in London by Thomas Cornell.

Physical description

Aquatint entitled 'The Comet' by James Sayers. The Prince of Wales is at the head of the Comet and behind him in its tail are Edmund Burke, Sir Grey Cooper, Edward Stanley Smith the Twelfth E0arl of Derby, Charles James Fox, Frederick North the Second Earl of Guilford, Thomas Powys the First Baron of Lilford, William John Kerr the Fifth Marquess of Lothian, David Murray the Second Earl of Mansfield, Charles Howard the Eleventh Duke of Norfolk, William Henry Cavendish Bentinck the Third Duke of Portland, William Douglas the Fourth Duke of Queensberry, Alexander Wedderburn the First Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough), John Montagu the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Sawbridge, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, John Warren, Richard Watson and Christopher Wilson.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

18th February 1789 (published)

Artist/maker

Sayers, James, born 1748 - died 1823 (artist)
Cornell, Thomas (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

etching and aquatint

Dimensions

Height: 27.4 cm Print size, Width: 35.1 cm Print size

Descriptive line

Aquatint entitled 'The Comet' by James Sayers. The Prince of Wales is at the head of the Comet, notable characters of the time make up its tail. Published in London by Thomas Cornell on 18th February 1789, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Aquatint; Etching (corroding)

Subjects depicted

Satire

Categories

Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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