The bookseller's work shop.
Original Drawings [sic] by Mrs. Charles Hamilton [Marianne-Caroline Hamilton].
|Main Creator:||Hamilton, Marianne-Caroline, artist|
Undated satirical image in which two Dublin booksellers are depicted - one seated on the right of the image is engaged in disbinding volumes of books (a scissors lies on the floor beneath his seat while several volumes also lie strewn on the floor) while another bookseller is depicted at left, clearly dismayed by what he is reading in an issue of 'The Edinburgh Review' (which he holds in his right hand); a volume, open with the heading 'Mercuries' written on it and another entitled 'Prospect[us]' lies open on the table in front of him. A young man is shown on the other side of the table from him, standing, appearing to have just entered into the space - he points to the four volumes he has under his arm, which are entitled 'My Own Life'. This image is framed; inscribed on mount underneath the image in copperplate hand: "The Booksellers Work Shop" and at lower right of mount "Original drawings [sic] by / Mrs. Charles Hamilton". Marianne-Caroline Hamilton (1777-1861) was taught by artist Maria Spilsbury (1776–1820); in 1801 she married Charles Hamilton of Hamwood. Artists Eva Henrietta Hamilton (1876–1960) and Letitia Hamilton (1878-1964) were direct descendents.
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[S.l. : s.n., n.d., ca. 1790-1810?].
Physical description: 1 drawing : ink and coloured wash ; image 20 x 16.8 cm., on mount 31.2 x 36.2. cm., within frame 38.2 x 42.3.
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|PD 4503 TF||
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