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John Standing, the Brighton Matchman, aged 77

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Brighton (made)

  • Date:

    1829 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bruce, John (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand coloured etching

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Edith Jane Hipkins

  • Museum number:

    E.29-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 56

Physical description

Hand coloured etched portrait of an elderly matchseller holding a basket of matches and a walking stick, sketched from life, in Brighton on the sea-front. The bottom of the plate features three quatrains of verse about the subject, John Standing, and is lettered with the title.

Place of Origin

Brighton (made)

Date

1829 (made)

Artist/maker

Bruce, John (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand coloured etching

Marks and inscriptions

The bottom of the plate features three quatrains of verse about the subject, John Standing, a matchseller from Brighton.

Dimensions

Height: 6.875 in, Width: 5.25 in

Descriptive line

Hand coloured etching of a portrait with verse of John Standing, the Brighton Matchman, aged 77. Brighton, England, 1829.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Hand colouring

Subjects depicted

Matches; Seaside; Old man

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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