Title etched below image. Printmaker from description of earlier state in the British Museum catalogue. Later state, with plate number added and beginning of imprint statement burnished from plate. Date of publication based on complete imprint on earlier state: Pub. 17th June 1815, T. Tegg, Cheapside. Cf. No. 12556 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Plate numbered "233" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5. Sheet trimmed within plate mark on right edge. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Powdered wig -- Male costume, 1815.
"The Regent, seated sideways on his chair, is in back view, holding out his hand in an oratorical gesture towards a ragged and despairing John Bull, who stands hat in hand addressing him. He says: "Why you unatural Grumbler after I have done all I could to get rid of your Money you Still grumble did I not give you a Fète did I not Build you a Bridge did I not Treat you with a Smell of all the nice things at my Feast did I not sign the Corn Bill did I not refuse the [scored through] your Address have I not drank whole Pipes of Wine for fear it should be waste'd have I not spent all your money because you should not spend it your self have you not got the Income Tax to keep you sober, & as for your Dress the Thinner the better for the Sumer Season so Johnny go Home to work its all for the good of your Country." The Regent wears a powdered wig and whiskers, a tight-waisted coat with small pointed tails over very tight breeches, sleeves puffed at the shoulders. John has no coat, wears a tattered waistcoat, shirt, and breeches, has one ragged stocking with a pad over the knee, and one bare leg covered with a twisted straw rope, with dilapidated shoes, thus resembling a destitute day labourer instead of a 'cit' or farmer. He registers despair and alarm."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
John Bull (Symbolic character)--Caricatures and cartoons.
George--IV,--King of Great Britain,--1762-1830--Caricatures and cartoons. Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher.
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