A connoisseur examining a Cooper [graphic] / Js. Gy. del. et fecit ad vivam.
[London] Pubd. June 18th, 1792, by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street [18 June 1792]
[18 June 1792]
1 print : stipple engraving with etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35 x 25 cm, on sheet 37 x 27 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 8107 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 148
Title from text below image. Temporary local subject terms: Lighting: candlesticks -- Paintings: miniatures -- Reference to Samuel Cooper, 1609-1672. Frederick B. Daniell & Son. Matted to 62 x 49 cm.
"George III (three-quarter length) stands in profile to the left, nearsightedly examining an oval miniature of Oliver Cromwell by the light of a candle held in his left hand. The half length, looking to the right, in armour, probably derives from the pl. after Cooper in Mechell's ed. of Rapin's 'History', 1733. The candlestick is of massive plate holding a candle-end supported on a save-all (cf. BMSat 8091). The King is only slightly caricatured, but his receding forehead and chin and open mouth are exaggerated."--British Museum online catalogue.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658 George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1792 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1792 Stipple engravings -- England -- London -- 1792
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