The conclusion of the first volume of the Caricature magazine [graphic] / Woodward invt. and delint.
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
London : Published 1st Septr. 1807 by Thos. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, [1 September 1807]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25.2 x 37.2 cm
Title etched below image. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Design incorporates small representations of prints included in the Caricature magazine; see British Museum catalogue for identificaitons of the depicted prints. Tailpiece to: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 1. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
"The design is surrounded on the upper and side margins by a festooned curtain; from this, in the upper corners, smiling heads look out supporting a chain of prints, small copies of plates in the volume, overlapping one another. These form a border to the central figure, who stands, like a showman, addressing the spectator, arms extended, opera-hat in his right. hand. He resembles the man who stands chapeau-bras in British Musuem Satire No. 10889. Behind him (left and right) stand six grinning figures, men and women, who listen to him. All seven are grotesque figures with large heads, typical of Woodward's 'Lilliputians' (cf. Musuem Satire No. 9635). He says (the words etched above his head across the centre of the design): "Ladies and Gentlemen having compleated the first volume of the Caricature Magazine I am desired in the names of the Proprietors. Publisher Artists &c. as also from myself and large-long [see Musuem Satire No. 10604, &c], and small headed Bretheren to return you our sincere thanks for the kind reception we have experienced, in this the commencement of our exertions, and at the same time to assure you that neither pains nor expence shall be spared to merit your future patronage, you are requested to be as early as possible in giving your orders for the first number of the second volume, for the present Ladies and Gentlemen we most respectfully take our Leave." At the base of the design, flanking a tablet on which the title is etched in small letters are (left) ink-stand, book: 'Sketches from Nature', and a rolled print or drawing. On the right are painting materials: palette, with brushes, and mahl-stick, small bags of (powdered) colour, porte-crayon, and another print or sketch. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Ladies and gentlemen, having compleated the first volume of Caricature magazine ...
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
Book illustrations. Etchings--England--London--1807. Satires (Visual works)--England--1807. Watermarks (Paper)--Basted Mill.--CtY-LW
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Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
807.09.01.01+ Folio 75 W87 807 v.1
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