My Ass in a Band Box

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My Ass in a Band Box
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Robert Dighton
My Ass in a Band Box
London ca. 1790
Etching
Original hand colouring
190 x 150 mm.
Trimmed to image and slight loss at corners, pasted on old album sheet
£120
A jovial figure wearing a blue, red and yellow suit rides an ass contained within a blue box, with his left hand outstretched in an act of display. A stick is tucked underneath the man's right arm.
BM 7793