Smoking a parson!! [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Cruikshanks s.
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
[London] : [Thomas Tegg], [not before 10 March 1807]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25.7 x 36.7 cm
Title etched below image. Later state; imprint has been completely burnished from plate. Publication information inferred from earliest state with the imprint: Published by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, March 10, 1807. Cf. British Museum online catalogue, registration no.: 1935,0522.8.100. For an earlier state with imprint present but the year of publication removed from end of imprint, see no. 10905 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8. Plate numbered "159" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Clergy -- Male Costume: Parson -- Female Costume, 1807 -- Gin-Shop -- Pipes -- Tankards -- Glasses -- Dogs -- Mythology -- Bacchus.
"A parson, grotesquely fat, short, and carbuncled, stands in profile to the right. addressing an old woman seated outside the open door of a gin-shop, smoking a pipe. She holds a small tankard and a glass. He says, with an expression of scandalized horror: "Woman - are you not ashamed of yourself to be sitting smoking and drinking in Service time! - do you know Who I am woman? - I am the Parson of the Parish." She looks over her shoulder at him, puffing a cloud of smoke contemptuously in his face and says: "More shame for you I say, to be walking about troubling your head with other peoples consarns - when you ought to be in Church Preaching your Sarmint!!" A small dog walks by the parson. Over the door (right) is 'Rich Cordial Gin' in large letters. A shallow zinc tray covers a counter just within the door. Into this runs a vertical pipe with two taps. On it stands a miniature cask bestraddled by a Bacchus. Behind it is a large cask of 'Old Tom'. Opposite, and on the extreme left., is the corner of a pawn-shop, with the sign of three balls. In the background are a church and houses in a street."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
807.03.10.01.2 Folio 75 W87 807 v.3
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