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William Taylor, as a tailor holding a pair of scissors in one hand, a tape measure across his arm and a book of poetry in the other hand, riding on the back of a goose. Coloured etching, 1811.

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August 1811
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30007i
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view William Taylor, as a tailor holding a pair of scissors in one hand, a tape measure across his arm and a book of poetry in the other hand, riding on the back of a goose. Coloured etching, 1811.

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Description

William Taylor, manager of the Opera in London (the King's Theatre Haymarket). British Museum catalogue of satires no. 11766 "The taylor sheering the geese" is one of several caricatures of this period that represents him

Publication/Creation

London (No 11 Cockspur Street ) : William Holland, August 1811.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 17 x 12.9 cm

Lettering

A poetical taylor on his Pegasus. He soars aloft unus'd to classic rule, And writes a book to prove himself a fool.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30007i

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  • English


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