Dido in despair [graphic].

Creator:
Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, printmaker. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr93028646
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 27.3 x 23 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Attributed to Theodore Lane in the British Museum catalogue.
Four lines of verse below the title: Ah! where, and ah where, does my gallant courier lie, for me does he oft on his downy pillow sigh, I left him on the Continent, to claim my half-a-crown, and I wish to my heart, I could have him here in town.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Abstract:
"A parody of British Museum Satires No. 9752, Gillray's 'Dido in Despair!' The Queen takes the place of Lady Hamilton, in a similar pose but tearing her long black hair with more of rage and less of grief. She wears a bracelet on each arm, one inscribed 'BB' (for Bergami), the other 'MW' (for Wood). On the floor are gifts to the Queen. Her bare right foot rests on a large cake inscribed 'MW' on which are various emblems: a large crown, which she kicks over, busts of Wood, Bergami, Lieut. Hownam, and an unidentified person; also a goat, an ass, and a cat. This stands on a paper: 'Mr Trifle's Love to the Q[ueen]'. A huge round of beef is ticketed 'With Mr Suets Love to the Q--n'; with this is a roll of 'Cat's Meat'. A model of a pair of stays enclosed in a glass case stands on two papers: 'Glass-blower's Delight' and 'O stay my love my Cary dear'. A pair of breeches of metal is 'For Bat [Bergami] or Cat ad libitum from the Brazier[s]'. Caricatures lie near a pair of slippers inscribed 'BB'; the uppermost is of Bergami drinking at a table between Wood and the Queen. A book is 'Catalogue of Fancy Men'. The glass on the dressing-table is topped by a crescent; on it hang miniatures of Bergami and Wood (cf. No. 13858). The table is covered with decanters, one labelled 'Brandy' [see British Museum Satires No. 14175], glass, pill-box, and boxes of 'Rouge', 'Brick dust', and 'Court Plaister'. The curtains of the bed are fringed with gold and hang from a pelmet. In place of Gillray's open sash-window is a closed French window; outside is a landscape, with two asses, and a lake (Como) with a sailing-boat."--British Museum online catalogue.
Topics:
Adultery.
Bottles.
Bracelets.
Cakes.
Canopy beds.
Crowns.
Lakes & ponds
Meat.
Miniatures (Paintings)
Slippers.
Tables.
Windows.
Topics:
Bergami, Bartolomeo Bergami,--Baron.--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb99038649
Caroline,--Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain,--1768-1821--Caricatures and cartoons.
Dido--(Legendary character)--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2018022481
Gillray, James, 1756-1815. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50033402
Humphrey, G. (George), 1773-1831?, publisher.
Humphrey, G.--(George),--1773-1831?--Ownership.
Wood, Matthew,--Sir,--1768-1843.--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2006077399
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1821.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1821.
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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
Source Title:
George Humphrey shop album.
Call Number:
821.04.03.01
Orbis Record:
13879830
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr37206
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 14144
OID:
16720941
PID:
digcoll:4695113