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Joseph Addison and Sir Roger de Coverley: an inn-sign with the head of Sir Roger is retouched as the Saracen's Head. Lithograph by T.H. Maguire after W.P. Frith, 1867.

  • Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909.
Date
1860-1869
Reference
2821949i
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Description

The inn-keeper (whose name Tobias Brown is on the inn-sign) shows the retouched sign to Addison and De Coverley as the barmaid enters with drinks for two. Sir Roger laughs while Addison cleans his spectacles. The Saracen wears a turban decorated with the Muslim crescent moon

Publication/Creation

[London] : printed by M. & N. Hanhart.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, arched top ; image 34.7 x 45.1 cm

Lettering

W.P. Frith, 1867 T.H. Maguire, lith.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2821949i

Reproduction note

After a painting in the Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London: Sir Roger de Coverley and Addison with The Saracen's Head (a scene from The Spectator)

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Languages

  • English


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