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A Cognocenti contemplating ye beauties of ye Antique
Ashmolean Museum; Gillray, James
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Oxfordshire, Oxford
overall: 148.5 mm x 104.5 mm

Souvenir postcard reproducing a hand-coloured print (etching) of an antiques collector using reversed spectacles, with turnpin sides, to view broken statues, from an original in the collection of New College, Oxford, as exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in 2015. Portrait format, printed in colour with a glossy finish on the front surface. Handwritten message from the donor on the reverse.


Gift of Mrs Valerie Mellor, 2019

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