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Caricature depicting a woman holding an umbrella being blown along by the wind. 

 

Artist: M. Egerton. 

The entry below comes from the British Museum website: (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG26234)

 

'Egerton' is the conventional identification of a humorous designer and social satirist, who was evidently an amateur since he signs as 'M E Esq'. His first name is not known (though he has been called 'Michael'), and since he signs with only his initials ME even the identification as 'Egerton' is dubious as it seems to rest on tradition with no authority.He was active in London between 1820 and 1829 supplying drawings which he seems to have sold to members of the print trade (including the Hunts and Pyall) for engraving. No drawing by him is in the BM, or seems to be known elsewhere.
Some plates with the pseudonym "Ego" or "I" must be by him on stylistic grounds, and this suggests a pun on 'ME'. Prints for the time being have been entered under 'Egerton'.

 

Printmaker: George Hunt. 

George Hunt was a printmaker and publisher who specialised in aquatint. He was almost certainly the cousin of another printmaker, Charles Hunt (1803-77, qv). He worked for others and as well as publishing both for himself and in partnership (esp. with Henry Pyall from 1822-25). His name appears on prints until at least 1841, and he was still alive in 1871 though the date of his death is unknown. 

 

Further Reading. 

John Hickman, 'The Engravings of Charles and George Hunt, 1820-1880: Racing, Coaching, Hunting, Landscapes & Caricatures' (Unicorn Press, 2017).

And the Same to You Sir, and Many of 'em, M Egerton. - Framed Antique Print

SKU: 1132
£50.00Price
  • Image Number: 1132
    Title: And the Same to You Sir, and Many of 'Em
    Artist: M Egerton. 

    Engraver: George Hunt


    Date: c1825
    Medium: Coloured aquatint

    Framed size (h x w): 39x32.2

    Caricature depicting a woman holding an umbrella being blown along by the wind. 

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