Paddy on horse-back [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Publish'd March 4th, 1779, by W. Humphrey
[4 March 1779]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 25 x 36 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker and place of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Abstract:
"An Irishman seated on a bull which is galloping across open country towards London, seen in the distance on the right., St. Paul's being visible. He wears a short jacket and ragged knee-breeches, his legs and feet are bare. His hair is dishevelled and he is urging on the bull with his hat, which is raised in his right hand. He sits facing the animal's tail, which he holds in his left hand. From his saddle-bag appear books: "St Pat . ." and "New System of Fortune Hunting"; a paper hangs out of it inscribed with a list of ladies with fortunes, beginning "Lady Mary Rotten Rump St James Square 30,000£". A sack inscribed "Potatoes" is tied to the bull in front of the saddle. A milestone shows that it is "IIII Miles from [London]".--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Paddy on horseback
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Ethnic stereotypes
Harvey, Francis
Horses
Irish -- Caricatures and cartoons
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1779
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1779
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
779.03.04.01+
Orbis Record:
6696206
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04427
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723279
PID:
digcoll:291810