A coloured etching by H.T. De la Beche dated 1837

Made:
1837
A coloured etching by HT De la Beche dated 1837 entitled "A Scientific Annual" measuring 26cmx30cm.  Copywork. A coloured etching by HT De la Beche dated 1837 entitled "A Scientific Annual" measuring 26cmx30cm.

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A coloured etching by HT De la Beche dated 1837 entitled "A Scientific Annual" measuring 26cmx30cm. Copywork.
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A coloured etching by HT De la Beche dated 1837 entitled "A Scientific Annual" measuring 26cmx30cm.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

A coloured etching by H.T. De la Beche dated 1837 entitled "A Scientific Annual" measuring 26cmx30cm.

De la Beche shows a gentleman giving an after dinner speech at the 'Omniological Society'. The piece lampoons the scientific societies of the time, as the speaker praises 'the great man' Snooks: 'Gentlemen, were I to unbridle my feelings, and expres to you my high estimate of his superb talents, wonderful discoveries, or terrestrial reputation (applause), I should pain the well known modesty of my illustrious friend, (vehement applause)'. The speaker then lapses into a flowery and meaningles poem.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1981-1018
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Edmunds, A.