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John Laguerre as Gubbins in The Dragon of Wantley

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1737 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Laguerre, John (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing

  • Museum number:

    E.84-1956

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case DT, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Drawing of Jean Laguerre as Gubbins in The Dragon of Wantley. On the back are 6 sketches of male heads including three caricatures of men wearing wigs.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1737 (made)

Artist/maker

Laguerre, John (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'Charles William J[...]t'

'Poor Children Three - Devoured he That Could not with Him graple and at one Sup he Eat them up as one would Eat an Aple an A...and at one Sup - he Eat them up as one would Eat and Aple. The Musick by Mr:[...]'
Inscribed on the back

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm, Width: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing of John Laguerre as Gubbins in The Dragon of Wantley, pen and ink, possibly by John Laguerre, ca. 1737.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956. London: HMSO, 1963.

Production Note

John, or Jean, Laguerre was the son of the painter Louis Laguerre (1663-1721). He trained under his father as an artist, although he later became a singer in London. It is possible that this drawing was done by him.

Materials

Ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Artist; Actor; Singer

Categories

Drawings; Portraits; Theatre

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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