England and Wales as an old man

By SNOW, W. After Robert Dighton, 1815 
£800
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A Caricature of England and Wales.

British Isles Great Britain
  • Author: SNOW, W. After Robert Dighton
  • Publication place: [London
  • Publication date: c1815].
  • Physical description: Engraved caricature map mounted on card, original full wash colour.
  • Dimensions: 130 by 97mm. (5 by 3.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 3205

Notes

Rare caricature map of the British Isles.

Robert Dighton was well known as a portrait artist and is regarded as one of the most talented social caricaturists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He also achieved notoriety as a thief of valuable prints from the British Museum which he sold on the open art market to supplement his income from painting and etching.