John Kay of Bury

Made:
1843 in Manchester
artist:
T Physick
maker:
W Physick

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'John Kay of Bury, A Lancashire Worthy' Portrait, one of two lithographs: hand coloured. Drawn by W. Physick from the
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Portrait, one of two lithographs: hand coloured, 'John Kay of Bury, A Lancashire Worthy', Drawn by W. Physick from the original, Printed by T. Physick, published Thos. Sutcliffe, Fustian Court, opposite the Exchange, Manchester, March 25th 1843. Print, lithograph, tinted and handcol. [cut to] 45x32.5cm., image 31.8x26.5cm. Motto of arms: KYND KYNN KNAWYNE KEPE. - "This portrait is most respectfully dedicated to the Right Honourable the Earl of Dartmouth by His Lordship's very humble & obedient Servant [facsimile signature] Thos Sutcliffe." - Issued by Sutcliffe, Kay's greatgrandson, probably to raise aid for inventor's descendants. Portrait, nearly FL seated at table; l.hand on arm of chair, r.hand resting on sealed [patent?] certificate headed GEO.II; beside him, fly-shuttle [inventor, patent 542, 1733 May 26]; inset t.r. beneath cord of curtain drape, scene of loom with operatives weaving and woman spinning; vignette

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-508/1
Measurements:
image: 318 mm x 265 mm
overall [cut to]: 450 mm x 325 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • planographic print
  • visual and verbal communication
status:
Permanent collection

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