The wedding day [graphic] / H. Heath delt.

Creator:
Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark x cm, on sheet 26.4 x 36.5 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed to/within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Abstract:
"The fat, moustached, Duchess of St. Albans and the slim Duke dance with vigour and agility, each poised on the left toe, arms interlaced, and hands meeting above their heads. From the Duchess's small coronet rise giant ostrich feathers which curve above the heads of both and above which a big ducal coronet is suspended. He sings: My Wife shall dance, And I will sing so merry we'll pass this_ day. She: For I hold it one of the wisest things to drive dull care away--. The musicians are two cynical cupids; one (left) sits on large sacks of sovereigns inscribed Cash; coins pour from a slit in a sack and lie on the carpet with a banker's money-scoop. He fiddles: Money in both pockets. The other (right), seated on the apex of a huge melon from which a slice has been cut, plays bagpipes: And auld Robin Gray [Coutts] was a gued Old Man to me! with variations."--British Museum online catalogue.
Topics:
Dance.
Topics:
St. Albans, Harriot Mellon,--Duchess of,--1777?-1837--Caricatures and cartoons.
St. Albans, William Beauclerk,--Duke of,--1801-1849--Caricatures and cartoons.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1827.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1827.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
827.06.28.XX
IN PROCESS
Orbis Record:
13131008
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr35501
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 15453
OID:
16227156
PID:
digcoll:4082885