Dr. Gasset, doctor of divinity and bibliophile

Dr. G…..t. D.D., June 26, 1806. Hand-colored etching. Graphic Arts British caricature.

British Museum

Both the British Museum and Princeton’s graphic arts collection hold a copy of this 1806 caricature of an antiquarian, etched by an anonymous artist. The coloring is different and so are the hats, but each gentleman is described similarly as “Good humoured. Learned. Eloquent & of Perfect Acquaintance with Ancient Manuscripts & Books.” Happily, a hand-written note on the BM sheet identifies this doctor of divinity as Dr. Gasset.