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England and Wales as an old man

Title
A Caricature of England and Wales.
Author
[SNOW, W. After Robert Dighton]
Publication place
[London,
Publication date
c1815].
Dimensions
130 by 97mm. (5 by 3.75 inches).
Price
£800
Reference
3205

Description

Engraved caricature map mounted on card, original full wash colour.

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.