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Private Amusement

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
Samuel William Fores (British, 1761–1838)
Subject:
Edward Topham (British, York 1751–1820 Doncaster)
Date:
January 1, 1786
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (24.6 × 29.8 cm) Plate: 8 3/8 × 9 3/4 in. (21.3 × 24.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.170
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image center: "PRIVATE AMUSEMENT. / Publish'd Jan-y 1st, 1786, by S. W. Fores, at the Caracture Warehouse, No. 3 Piccadilly"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959, lot 163; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959, lot 163
Grego I.101, 180, II.390; British Museum Satires 7066 (reissue of 5928)
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, no. 5928 (Oct. 1781 as "E.O. or the Fashionable Vowels); this version cat. no. 7066.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p.101, 180, vol. II, p. 390.



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