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image P149

Edward Bird (1772 - 1819)

The Cheat Detected


Oil on panel

Height: 43cm
Width: 56cm

Inscription: E. Bird. A.R.A.
Inscription note: Bottom right hand corner of the painting.

Museum number: P149

Provenance help-art-provenance

Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1814 (no. 95). The picture was purchased by Soane from the artist in January 1820.


Britton, Union, 1827, p.40 and 56
Soane, Description, 1830, p.15 and 35
1835 p. 20
Thornton and Dorey, Miscellany, 1992, p.126
New Description, 2007, pp.30 and 106

Exhibition history

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1814

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