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A print of a portrait of a young man, surrounded by depictions of several acrobatic tricks and an illustration of a man on a stage at the bottom.

A print of a portrait of a young man, turned to the right and looking towards the viewer. Surrounding the portrait, there are twelve figures demonstrating different acrobatic tricks on a wire. Below the portrait, there is a depiction of a man standing on a stage, with an orchestra below him and an audience in booths to the left and the right.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
A Representation of the Surprising Performances of Mr. Price
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Universal Museum & Comp. Magazine
Work Type
18th century
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Physical Descriptions

Engraving on off-white antique laid paper
plate: 20 × 22.4 cm (7 7/8 × 8 13/16 in.)
sheet: 21 × 24 cm (8 1/4 × 9 7/16 in.)
mount: 27 × 30.1 cm (10 5/8 × 11 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: top, in plate: Engraved for the Universal Museum & Comp. Mag.
  • inscription: bottom, in plate: A Representation of the Surpriƒing Performances of Mr. Price.
  • inscription: upper left, in plate: On full speed / between 2 Horses. / resting only on his Arms
  • inscription: upper center, in plate: Leaping a Bar standing upon 2 Horƒes / with one foot on each Saddle / on full speed.
  • inscription: upper right, in plate: Jumping as / He rides 2 Horses / on full speed.
  • inscription: left, center, in plate: Takes his Whip from / the Ground on / full speed.
  • inscription: right, center, in plate: Riding upon His Head / and fireing a Pistol / on full speed.
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: Standing with one Leg on the Saddle on full speed.
  • inscription: bottom, center, in plate: Laying acroƒs 3 Horƒes on full speed.
  • inscription: lower right, in plate: Riding backwards standing / on teh sAddle on full speed.


Recorded Ownership History
[Valerie Jackson-Harris, London], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2021

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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