Dr. Loll Tongue, the Filching Conosieur.V.6. 14.
Etching. Plate 173 x 126mm (6¾ x 5").
Portrait of a man standing in profile to left. He wears a bag wife, a long coat with large cuffs, and a frilled shirt. His tongue protrudes. His hat is under his left arm. He holds a walking-stick in his left hand, and in his right a print which appears to represent a fight between boxers in a room. Possible representation of John Canning (1703-1775), the apothecary and Arabist in London. He translated two medieval Arabic texts which were some of the earliest Arabic texts printed in England.
BM Satires: 5159.
[Ref: 38248] £220.00