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Egyptian Sketches

Print
1799 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hand-coloured etching from a series entitled 'Egyptian Sketches' depicting crocodiles mauling a group of men in the wild. The men are holding whips and ropes and there are drawings beside them with designs to trap and tame the crocodiles. Each plate lettered with title, publication date, and publisher's name and address.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitleL'Insurrection de l'Institut Amphibie - The Pursuit of Knowledge (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Hand-coloured etching
Brief Description
Hand-coloured etching entitled 'L'Insurrection de l'Institut Amphibie - The Pursuit of Knowledge', by James Gillray from an original drawing in 'Egyptian Sketches', a series of 7 plates published by H.Humphrey. Great Britain, 1799.
Physical Description
Hand-coloured etching from a series entitled 'Egyptian Sketches' depicting crocodiles mauling a group of men in the wild. The men are holding whips and ropes and there are drawings beside them with designs to trap and tame the crocodiles. Each plate lettered with title, publication date, and publisher's name and address.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.2 cm
  • Width: 35.6cm
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Marks and Inscriptions
Js. Gillray fect (Lettered)
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Collection
Accession Number
SP.294:2

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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