Murphy Delaney [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson sc.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
Lond. : Pub. June 15-1807 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, [15 June 1807]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 28 x 22.1 cm, on sheet 33 x 25 cm
Title etched below image. Thirty-seven lines of verse below title: It was Murphy Delaney, so funny and frisky, popp'd in a sheebeen shop to get his skin full; and reel'd out again pretty well lin'd with whiskey, so fresh as a shamrock, and blind as a bull ... Plate numbered "U. 2" in upper left corner and "4" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 1. Also issued separately. "Price one shilling coloured." Temporary local subject terms: Irishmen -- Sticks: Shillelage -- Physicians -- Clergy -- Parsons.
"An Irishman lays about him with a shillelagh. Elderly men flinch back; a doctor, parson, &c, sprawl on the floor (left); others flee from the room (right). A drunken Irishman is the subject of a coroner's inquest; when he proves that he is alive by attacking them, they maintain that since he is dead, their assailant must be his ghost ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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