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Maker(s):Cruikshank, George
Culture:British (1792-1878)
Title:Behold A Brook's Step-nay! I'll be bound to say a figure such as this you'll see there every day
Date Made:1815
Type:Print
Materials:etching with hand color
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 14 7/16 in x 11 7/8 in; 36.7 cm x 30.2 cm; Sheet: 10 5/8 in x 8 9/16 in; 27 cm x 21.7 cm; Image: 9 5/16 in x 7 1/2 in; 23.7 cm x 19 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.21
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
2006-21.jpg

Description:
George, No. 12629
A portrait of Sir Thomas Stepney standing under the porch of Brook's Club in St. James's Street; the double door with glass panels is behind him. His head is turned in profile to the l., his r. hand in his breeches pocket. He wears a round hat with a low crown, double-breasted tail-coat, double-breasted waistcoat, a small stock, knee-breeches, and striped stockings with pumps.
Stepney (1760-1825), or Prendergast and Llanelly, was Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York. See Harrison, Notices of the Stepney Family, 1870, pp. 42-4. A similar but less competent amateur portrait was published in 1791, see No. 7977.
Reid, No. 489. Cohn, No. 919.

(from George, Vol IX)

Tags:
costume; exterior; fashion; historical figures; humor; nobility; politicians; portraits; satire; text

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