The striking likeness

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An artist (left) with a caricatured face looks on with horror as a bust falls on the head of the Lord, the sitter, who jumps and shrieks with pain, his foot breaking the window (right). In the background the Lord’s round, well-dressed wife looks on in horror. Sketch on verso in pencil shows a boxer with gloves in a fighting stance. The figures in ink on recto, the artist and his lordship, bleed-through the image on verso.

  • Creator:Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
  • Title:The striking likeness [drawing] / C.J. Grant.
  • Created:[London, between 1830 and 1852?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings G761 no. 1 Box123

Acquired November 2013

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