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'A Midwife going to a Labour' print
Print. 'A Midwife going to a Labour' / Rowlandson Del. ; Pubd Febry 12 1811 by Thos Tegg No. 111 Cheapside. Price One Shilling. - [London], 1811. - Etching, handcol.; [sight] 45x28cm. Headed: Teggs Caricatures, No.55. Caricature of a midwife as a blowsy, obese aged woman, called out on a squally night, her hooded red cloak battling with heavy wind and rain. She wears pattens (shoeblocks to protect against mud on the cobbles) and a blue-ribboned straw hat over a white cap. She carries a lighted lantern, a bundle and a drink bottle. To l: watchman asleep in his box, another lantern on a pole. To r: chimneysweep with tools and bag. (BM 11795)
Brass etching of Locomotion No 1 by Alex McKay, Darlington 1
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Brass etching of Locomotion No 1 by Alex McKay, Darlington 1885. Framed and glazed.
Self portrait (by lamplight)
Self Portrait Etching by Paul Drury, 1924 (Unique - sole impression). Etching depicting self portrait of artist Paul Drury. The image shows the head and shoulders of the artist, he faces towards the right hand side of the viewer, but his gaze is directly towards the viewer. His head is slightly lowered, the right side of his face is illuminated whilst the left is heavily shaded. The subject is wearing a shirt, tie, waistcoat and jacket. The tip of his hand and etching tool or pen is seen at the bottom of the etching. Pencil notes state '2nd State No. 3'.
The Pensioner. Portrait etching of older man similar to other drawing of master craftsman
Looking at the Comet till you get a criek in the neck
Print, hand-coloured etching, 'Looking at the Comet till you get a criek in the neck' / Thomas Rowlandson. Published by Thos. Tegg, in Cheapside [London], Price one shilling coloured. A satirical print of an older man, dressed in night gown and and cap using a spyglass to view the Great Comet of 1811 (Napoleon’s comet) in the top right of the illustration. The man is oblivious to the attention being paid by a young man to a young woman. The comet was visible 25 March 1811 to 17 August 1812.