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A keen-sighted politician warming his imagination

A keen-sighted politician warming his imagination
(1795)

Medium
hand-coloured etching
Measurements
17.1 × 13.7 cm (image) 28.0 × 21.8 cm (plate) 35.0 × 24.2 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
BM Satires 8659; Wright & Evans 129
Printing/Publishing
published by Hannah Humphrey, London
Inscription
printed in ink l.c.: A keen-sighted Politician warming his Imagination .
printed in ink l.l.: “Lord-Pogy, boasts no common share of head; / “What plenteous stores of knowledge may contain, / “The spacious tenement of Pogys brain! / “Nature in all her dispensations wise. / “Who form’d his head-piece of so vast a size.
printed in ink l.r.: Hath not tis true neglected to besto / It’s due proportion on the purt below; / And hence we reason that to serve the state / His top & bottom may have equal weight.
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-u.r.: (text on painting frame, books and map)
Accession Number
1573.54-4
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1946
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display