The Antiquarian

The Antiquarian, c.1830
George Spratt (b1784)
Hand coloured lithograph
27.8 x 17 (cm)
Society of Antiquaries of London
 Spratt was a surgeon best known for his illustrations of botanical and medical books. He produced an extensive series of composite caricatures in the nineteenth century including lithographs of 'The Botanist' and 'The Connoisseur'. This figure of an antiquary is made up of illustrations taken from contemporary books to show their diverse interests.