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A Game at Pope Joan

  • Object:

    Satirical lithograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    18 March 1828 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Davies, G. (lithographer)
    Didsbury, J. (printers and publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss A. St. J. Gray

  • Museum number:

    E.86-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ES, shelf 102

Physical description

Dogs playing Pope Joan while smoking pipes and seated in various chairs around a table with a lamp. To the left, a cat tries to steal one of the 'fish' counters from the card box.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

18 March 1828 (published)

Artist/maker

Davies, G. (lithographer)
Didsbury, J. (printers and publishers)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 9 in, Width: 14.5 in

Descriptive line

G. Davies after LWB. 'A Game at Pope Joan'. Anthromorphic satirical print of dogs playing cards. Printed and published by J. Didsbury, London, 1828

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.

Materials

Lithographic ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Hand-colouring; Lithography

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Satire; Animals and Wildlife; Games; Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Furniture; Lighting

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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