Exhibitions/ Art Object

A Puff Off

Artist:
James Sayers (British, 1748–1823)
Publisher:
Published London by Charles Bretherton (British, ca. 1760–1783)
Date:
ca. 1782
Medium:
Etching; proof before letters
Dimensions:
plate: 11 1/4 x 14 5/16 in. (28.5 x 36.4 cm) sheet: 14 3/8 x 16 1/2 in. (36.5 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.888-337
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and ink in lower margin: left: "Omar, methinks I rise above my Sex/ Now Almoran half the human form is thine/ I'm Off"; right: "Puff'd off you mean for God sake Miss go on/ Don't take these tragic flights but mind your cue"; center: "A Puff Off"; below center: "To the greatest of all great Tragedy Writers/ This rude sketch of a new scene for the Fair Cirassian is most respectully offer'd by his most Ob't. Humb-l Servt JS"; lower left: "Published march 16th 1782 by C. Bretherton"
British Museum Satires V.6659
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