A lecturer [William Kitchiner] about to address a lecture on optics with the aid of candles, a telescope and magic latern to a seated audience, he is interrupted by a Kentish hop merchant. Coloured line engraving, 1809, after G.M. Woodward.

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Dialogue includes: " Ladies & Gentlemen - I have the honour for the first time in this county of Kent to deliver a lecture on Optics" ; "I humbly ax pardon Sir - but before you proceed furder I rises with all due difference to inform you as how in this here country we do not call them Hop Sticks but Hop poles" ; also text on the telescope, 'Spear & Clark college' ; text on dog's collar, 'Hop mer' ; and text in Merchant's pocket, 'Tretise on Hops'

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1 print : line engraving, with watercolour ; platemark 23.9 x 33.5 cm

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The Kentish Hop Merchant & the Lecturer on Optics!! ...

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  • Dublin (20 Chapel Street)

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  • Le Petit

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  • 1809

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A lecturer [William Kitchiner] about to address a lecture on optics with the aid of candles, a telescope and magic latern to a seated audience, he is interrupted by a Kentish hop merchant. Coloured line engraving, 1809, after G.M. Woodward.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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