Ah me! that thou the freshman's-guide should'st read, yet venture on the hallowed grass to tread [graphic].
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[22 October 1806]
1 print : etching with aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.2 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 31 x 45 cm
Title from text within curly brackets below image, following series title. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Second of five prints in a series entitled: The rake's progress at the university.
"The undergraduate walks diagonally (right to left) across the grass of a College court; under his arm is a book: 'Advice to Freshmen'. Behind him (right) the grossly obese Master stands in a Gothic doorway leading from a staircase, pointing angrily at the culprit. A shambling man with a broom stands obsequiously beside the doorway, looking over his shoulder apprehensively at the unconscious undergraduate, who leaves a trail of conspicuous footprints on the turf. A Fellow in a mullioned window next the doorway scowls at the young man through a glass."--British Museum online catalogue.
Rake's-progress at the university. Rake's-progress at the university ; no. 2
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Riviere & Son Binding.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10640 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 343 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 546
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