Lewis Walpole Library > The embrace
- The embrace
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [15 May 1786]
- Publication Place
- Publish'd May 15th 1786 by E. Jackson No. 14, Mary-le-bone Street Golden Square
"Johnson (right) and Boswell (left) embrace; Boswell, his face hidden behind that of Johnson, holds up his hat as if in triumph. Johnson, wearing hat and boots, holds his oak stick; his eyes are closed; a large book protrudes from his coat-pocket. The post-boy (left) stands warming his back at the fire watching the embrace. A bare-legged man (right), scratching his tousled head, holds out a bowl to Boswell."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
One in a series of twenty plates by Rowlandson after S. Collings. See British Museum catalogue v. 6, page 345.
Plate from: Picturesque beauties of Boswell, Part the First. [London] : [E. Jackson], 
Two lines of verse below title: "On Saturday the 14th of August 1773 late in the evening I received a note from him that he was arrived at Boyd's Inn at the head of the Cannongate ..." Vide Journal p. 12.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Post-boy.
In mss. in lower left corner: E-144.
- 1 print : sheet 24.8 x 28 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1786
Annotations (Provenance) 18th century
Etchings England London 1786
- etching ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
Boswell, James, 1740-1795
Boswell, James, 1740-1795.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 > Caricatures and cartoons
Boswell, James, 1740-1795 > Caricatures and cartoons
Boswell, James, 1740-1795 > Illustrations
England > 1786
England > London > 1786
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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