PCT-56630

A Fool to pleasure, yet a Slave to fame - Landseer (1828)

  • Technic: Handcoloured etching on wove paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Some paper loss in the right edge of the sheet (only affecting a blank part of the image area), backed with contemporary paper. A stain in the right edge (partially masked with white crayon). Print sold in matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1828
  • Overall size: 11,8 x 15,7 inch
  • Image size: 6,5 x 7,9 inch
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Description: Antique print, titled: '"A Fool to pleasure, yet a Slave to fame".' - Monkeys dressed as people. An excessively dressed lady monkey (with pompadour, frills, curls, and a hat dressed with flowers like a field's edge) shies away from the street-urchin (with broom and dustpan). The 'lady's' pug yaps at the other monkey from underneath her skirt. Marked proof in the lower edge of the image. From 'Monkeyana, or Men in Miniature', 1828.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Thomas Landseer' after own design. Thomas Landseer (1793-1880) was a British artist best known for his engravings and etchings, particularly after paintings by his brother Edwin Landseer.