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An Eminent Judge of Broom Besoms!! 1805 (engraving) Featured John Kay Print

An Eminent Judge of Broom Besoms!! 1805 (engraving)

3086761 An Eminent Judge of Broom Besoms!! 1805 (engraving) by Kay, John (1742-1826); Private Collection; (add.info.: 'Old John Tait the Besom maker who Travelled the Country begging and Selling Besoms till he arrived at the age of one hundred & ten years Died in Jan,, y 1772 Leaving Young John, and 27 other Descendants /
Probably from 'A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes'
); Scottish, out of copyright

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Contemplation - Lord Monboddo in his Study, 1784 (etching) Featured John Kay Print

Contemplation - Lord Monboddo in his Study, 1784 (etching)

XJF486375 Contemplation - Lord Monboddo in his Study, 1784 (etching) by Kay, John (1742-1826); Private Collection; (add.info.: James Burnett, Lord Monboddo (1714-99) was a Scottish judge, scholar of linguistic evolution, philosopher and deist. He is most famous today as a founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. this is a satire on Monboddo's major study, 'Of the Origin and Progress of Language' (1773-92), on which he is shown working. In the first of the six volumes, he controversially studied man as an animal, humanised by civil society and the arts, and maintained that the ape was a class of the human species. The picture hanging behind him of eight naked children with tails refers to his much ridiculed assertion that humans originally had them.); Scottish, out of copyright

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Patent for Knighthood: Henry Dundas and Sir James Stirling, 1792 (engraving) Featured John Kay Print

Patent for Knighthood: Henry Dundas and Sir James Stirling, 1792 (engraving)

XJF2906491 Patent for Knighthood: Henry Dundas and Sir James Stirling, 1792 (engraving) by Kay, John (1742-1826); Private Collection; (add.info.: Probably from 'A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes'
Adapted from a Gillray cartoon, Edinburgh's Lord Provost Stirling takes Pitt's place, sitting under the cloak of the Home Secretary Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. The cartoon refers to a debate in the House of Commons. ); Scottish, out of copyright

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