An unwelcome visit [graphic] / Woodward del.

Published/Created:
[London]
Publd. as the act directs by S.W. Fores, No. 3 Piccadilly
Decr. 26th, 1794
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 27 x 37 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Not in J. Grego's Rowlandson the caricaturist.
Lewis Walpole print 794.12.26.01: Title expanded in contemporary hand: Mr. Taxus or an unwelcome visitor to John Bull.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. vi.
Watermark: Strasburg bend.
Abstract:
"A stout John Bull sits in an arm-chair holding a long pipe in his left hand which rests on a circular table beside a glass and bottle of 'Coniac'. He looks up with an anxious scowl at an elderly man who stands (right), saying, "I 'am come again about the Taxes Sir - if agreeable to you to discharge them". The tax-collector holds a large open book, 'New Taxes for the Year 1796', [The last figure is doubtful] in which he writes with his left hand. He wears a hat in which a pen is thrust, an ink-bottle hangs from a button, in each pocket of his greatcoat is a large book, one being 'Additional Taxes on Window Lights'. Under his arm is another large book: '[T]axes Receipts Taxes'. Beside the taxpayer sits a dog, who glares up at the tax-collector with an expression resembling that of his master."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809 [Artist]
Topics:
Alcoholic beverages
Chairs
Dogs
John Bull (Symbolic character)
Pipes (Smoking)
Taxation -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1794
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1794
Watermarks (Paper)
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
Call Number:
794.12.26.01+
Orbis Record:
8028648
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08414
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10939191
PID:
digcoll:550052