Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Top and Tail

Artist:
Anonymous, British, 18th century
Artist:
Ascribed to Miss Heel (British, 18th century)
Artist:
After Mr. Perwig (British, 18th century)
Date:
1777
Medium:
Hand-colored etching with stipple
Dimensions:
plate: 12 11/16 x 7 13/16 in. (32.3 x 19.9 cm) sheet: 14 1/16 x 8 9/16 in. (35.7 x 21.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.5
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "Drawn my Mr. Per[i]wig/ Engraved by Miss Heel"

Inscription: in plate: "Published as the Act directs 1777 in Great Castle Street No. 27, Oxford Market"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

V&A, English Caricature (1984) 61; not in British Museum Satires.
Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 82, p. 116, ill.



Related Objects

St. Peter's Church at Walpole

Date: 18th century Medium: Engraving Accession: 25.62.66r(b) On view in:Not on view

Maria Antonietta, Queen of France

Date: 1777 Medium: Etching Accession: 56.558.39 On view in:Not on view

William Hog-garth Esq. Drawn from the Life

Date: 1763 Medium: Engraving Accession: 17.3.888-516 On view in:Not on view

Emblems for the Entertainment and Improvement of Youth

Date: before 1729 Medium: Illustrations: engraving Accession: 47.79.2 On view in:Not on view

A Peep at St. Peter or The Poet in a Pickle

Date: July 23, 1789 Medium: Etching Accession: 59.533.75a On view in:Not on view