The club law [art original].

Creator:
Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
Published/Created:
[England],
[ca. 1790]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : pen and black ink within letterpress border on wove paper ; sheet 22.6 x 19 cm.
Notes:
Title from letterpress caption below image.
Pen and ink drawing on a broadside with typeface and ornamental border.
Nine lines of typeface caption below title: Is the last distinction, and most to be dreaded; a little stick well knotted about three feet in length, or shorter, as may be found convenient must be provided ... This is a pleasing study for city apprentices, who wish to ape the fashionable manners of the West End of the town.
One of a series of six drawings by Woodward with the same typescript heading.
From Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. viii.
Abstract:
A young fashionably dressed man casually swings a club around him which knocks an older lady and her apple cart clear into the air. From the caption: ... the manner of using it is the fashionable swing, as directed in the first article; it may be necessary to observe that the practitioner should be a person of some rank in life, to give the proceedings an eclat this with a proper portion of common assurance, aided by inebriety, will enable him to knock down men, women, children, and apple stalls with impunity and at the same time preserve a perfect sang froid on the occassion.
Variant Titles:
Six different methods of carrying a stick with their effects compartment no. 6
Six different methods of carrying a stick with their effects ; compartment no. 6
Topics:
Etiquette.
Staffs (Sticks)
Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)
Language:
English
Genre:
Humorous pictures.
Ink drawings--British--18th century.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1790.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Drawings
W87
no. 7
Drawings W87 no. 7 Box D170
Orbis Record:
10178180
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr06788
Citation:
G.M. Woodward, The Club Law. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
OID:
10731203
PID:
digcoll:550019