An Irish leap, or, A pat reply to a plain question [graphic] / Woodward delt.
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
[London] : [Thomas Tegg], [not before June 1807]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 26 x 38 cm
Title etched below image. Printmaker from description of earlier state in the British Museum catalogue. Later state; imprint has been completely burnished from plate. Publication information based on imprint on earlier state: Pubd. June 1807 by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside, London. Cf. No. 10913 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8. Plate numbered "15" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 1. Also issued separately.
"A scene on the deck of a man-of-war at the base of a large mast. Two sailors and a naval officer are astonished at the appearance of a burly sailor (right), on his knees at the foot of the mast, one hand on the deck, the other grasping his hip. The two sailors (left) say: "Shiver my top-sails what a tumble! and yet he dont seem much hurt," and "He must have come direct from the top-gallant mast head." The officer asks solicitously: "My good fellow - where the devil did you come from?" The sailor answers: "Please your Honor - I came from the North of Ireland." All three sailors wear short blue jackets, with black ties knotted stock-fashion; two have striped trousers, the third has a fur cap and a petticoat. The officer wears cocked hat and uniform coat and sword with white trousers. All four wear buckled shoes."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Pat reply to a plain question
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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