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Buck Metamorphos'd
Buck Metamorphos'd Or Mr. Foote in the Character of the Englishman return'd from Paris.
Drawn & Engrav'd by Gab.l Smith.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Etching, sheet 345 x 285mm (13½ x 11¼"). Trimmed into lower part of plate. Horizontal centre crease, slightly soiled; laid to conservation backing.
Buck is shown wearing the latest 'French' fashions, including large fur muff, wig with pointed sides, mis-matched tights, and coat with over-sized cuffs. Two Englishmen in traditional dress smirk at him. A scene from 'The Englishman Returned from Paris', by actor and dramatist Samuel Foote (1720 - 1777), which premiered at Covent Garden in 1756. A rare print, by the engraver Gabriel Smith (1724 - c.1783).
[Ref: 13292]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Buck Metamorphos'd
Buck Metamorphos'd Or Mr. Foote in the Character of the Englishman return'd from Paris.
Drawn & Engrav'd by Gab.l Smith.
London Printed for John Ryall & Rob.t Withy, at Hogarth's Head in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Etching. Sheet 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate. Laid down on album sheet at edges.
Buck is shown wearing the latest 'French' fashions, including large fur muff, wig with pointed sides, mis-matched tights, and coat with over-sized cuffs. Two Englishmen in traditional dress smirk at him. A scene from 'The Englishman Returned from Paris', by actor and dramatist Samuel Foote (1720 - 1777), which premiered at Covent Garden in 1756. A rare print, by the engraver Gabriel Smith (1724 - c.1783).
[Ref: 43898]   £360.00   (£432.00 incl.VAT)
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Plate 20. [Grinning Man.]
Plate 20. [Grinning Man.]
Gabr.l Smith fec.t.
[London: Carington Bowles, John Bowles & Robert Sayer, 1765.]
Crayon-manner etching. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"), large margins. Small rust hole in unprinted area, stitch holes in left margin.
From 'The School of Art; or, most compleat drawing-book extant: consisting of an extensive series of well chosen examples, selected from the designs of those eminent masters Watteau, Boucher, Bouchardon, Le Brun, Eisen, &c. &c. engraved on sixty folio copper plates, and performed in a method which expresses the manner of handling the chalk, and the management and harmony of its tints in real drawings'.
BM: 1891,0511.316.20.
[Ref: 44235]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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