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A monkey in elegant costume is addressing a group of wild monkeys under a tree. Engraving after E. H. Landseer.
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Title
A monkey in elegant costume is addressing a group of wild monkeys under a tree. Engraving after E. H. Landseer.
Work Type
Engravings.
Material
engraving, with etching ;
Measurements
image 21.5 x 25 cm
Description
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The monkey is dressed in elegant costume, with a cockaded hat, tiewig, cravat and bow tie, gloves and cane, the epaulets suggesting a livery Most of the monkeys are rhesus macaques, although the one in the back is a capuchin and the monkey taking snuff a baboon Similar to: Wellcome Library catalogue no. 40155i The subject was inspired by a fable by John Gay, which tells the story of a monkey travelling to bring polite manners home. The monkey is captured, serves a lady, becomes refined and escapes to join his fellows
The travelled monkey. E. Landseer, A. R. A. pinx. B. P. Gibbons sculp.
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Source
Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
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File Properties
File Name
V0020876.jpg
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