'The Kentish Hop Merchant and the Lecturer on Optics', 1809.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

'The Kentish Hop Merchant and the Lecturer on Optics', 1809.

Cruikshank, Isaac

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Satirical hand-coloured engraving by Isaac Cruikshank after a drawing by the caricaturist George Woodward. The engraving satirises the proceedings of a regional lecture on science when a Kentish merchant mistakes the subject of 'Optics' for 'Hop sticks'.
 

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