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A prince of the Old School
Medium
hand-coloured etching
Measurements
25.3 × 19.8 cm (image) 25.6 × 20.2 cm (plate) 25.9 × 20.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
BM Satires 9558; Wright & Evans 469
Printing/Publishing
published by Hannah Humphrey, London
Inscription
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: J.s (s in superscript above . ) Gillray ad viv fec.t (t in superscript above . )
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: Pub.d (d in superscript above . ) March 11.th (th in superscript above . ) 1800. by H. Humphrey 27 St (t in superscript) James’s Street
printed in ink (in image) u.c.: A Prince of the Old School .
printed in ink (in image) l.l.-l.r.: “ There is an Easineſs of Deportment., and an Elegance of indescribable Debonair, about the Beaus of / “ the Old School, which would be ridiculous for the Puppies of the day to think of imitating”- Lord Chesterfield Letters
Accession Number
1573.22-4
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1946
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Gallery location
Not on display