Dr Joseph Black 1728-1799 Professor of Chemistry Edniburgh


Title:
Dr Joseph Black 1728-1799 Professor of Chemistry Edniburgh
Date:
C1820
Artist:
John Kay (1742-1826)
Image Size:
80mm x 50mm (3.15" x 1.97")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Etching
Price:

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$A 150
Stock Number:
ASOOP 999 CHEM 11 (NTL) (DRW02)
Description:

Kay etched and sold his caricature portraits individually from 1784 until the 1820's. These individually issued etchings were collected over many years by Hugh Paton and issued as, A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay.

Biography:

John Kay (1742-1826) 

Kay was a Scottish caricaturist and engraver.

He was born near Dalkeith, where his father was a mason. At thirteen he was apprenticed to a barber, whom he served for six years. He then went to Edinburgh, where in 1771 he obtained the freedom of the city by joining the corporation of barber-surgeons. In 1784 he published his first caricature, of Laird Robertson. In 1785, induced by the favour which greeted certain attempts of his to etch in aquafortis, he took down his barber's pole and opened a small print shop in Parliament Close. There he continued to flourish, painting miniatures, and publishing at short intervals his sketches and caricatures of local celebrities and oddities, who abounded at that period in Edinburgh society. 

Kay's famous shop on the Royal Mile was destroyed during the Great Edinburgh Fire of November 1824.

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