I. Calculator, Esqr. [graphic] : aetat 24, the celebrated conjuror.

Published/Created:
[London]
Publish'd as the act directs, Augt. 30th, 1776, by A.B., London
[30 August 1776]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & aquatint ; plate mark 24.9 x 17.6 cm, on sheet 28 x 21 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Dedication etched below title: This plate is humbly inscribed to all keeper's of lottery offices by their humble servt. A.B.
Abstract:
Design in an oval depicts John Molesworth holding a wand seated at a wooden table and wearing a conical hat and dressing gown. He points towards lottery wheels from which 2 small boys wearing paper crowns observe him. Molesworth is saying "Eo, Meo, and Areo, stick close my boys and let me have all the capital prizes in my calculation." Before him on the table are ink bottle and quill, several books, including one entitled Calculations and another Conjurations, together with The life of Duncan Campbel, deaf & dumb fortune-teller. Molesworth in 1774 authored Proofs of the reality and truth of lottery calculations.
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Frauds -- England
Harvey, Francis
Hats
Lotteries -- England
Magicians
Molesworth, John
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1776
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1776
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1776
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
776.08.30.01
Orbis Record:
6570124
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04088
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723039
PID:
digcoll:292075