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Kay, John (1742-1826) Mr Thomas Blair, Late of the Stamp Office, Edinburgh , 1792.

Auction:
3089T
Lot:
1577
Sold for:
$74$60

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Auction:
Discovery - 3089T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 04, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Kay, John (1742-1826) Mr Thomas Blair, Late of the Stamp Office, Edinburgh, 1792. Small etching of Blair, a little person who lived in Scotland in the late 18th century; printed on wove paper, engraved by Kay, the prolific Scottish caricaturist; mounted in an old frame (with no glass, held together with tape) reverse mat burn to the print, foxing, marginal water stains, 7 x 4 3/4 in.
Estimate $100-150

frame is 9 1/4" x 7 1/4", with the image size being 3 3/4" x 2". The frame itself is made of bird's-eye maple.


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Keywords

Thomas Blair, Book collecting, Etching, Foxing, Kay, Local government in Scotland, Papermaking, Subdivisions of Scotland, Visual arts, Scotland

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