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The Rivals

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    second half of 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Griset, Ernest Henry, born 1843 - died 1907 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H.H. Harrod

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 120, box A

Physical description

Print depicts two storks duelling with swords. Both storks have been given human characteristics the stork on the right side has a monocle and chain where as the other stork has a pair of glasses hanging off him. There is also a hare and a cockerel depicted. In the foreground is a pair of pistols and a top hat and cape. In the distant can be seen the outline of two more storks but with female human characteristics as both are holding fans and one has an parasol.

Place of Origin

London (made)


second half of 19th century (made)


Griset, Ernest Henry, born 1843 - died 1907 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Ernest Griset
signed bottom left hand corner

The Rivals
inscribed in pencil on the original mount

Descriptive line

Print, 'The Rivals' a duel between two storks, by Ernest Griset, 19th century, London


Pen and ink; Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Cockerel; Stork; Hare




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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