[London] Publd. as the act directs by S.W. Fores, No. 3 Piccadilly Decr. 26th, 1794
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 27 x 37 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8504
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.
"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.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker] Fores, S. W. [Publisher] Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809 [Artist]
Alcoholic beverages Chairs Dogs John Bull (Symbolic character) Pipes (Smoking) Taxation -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1794 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1794 Watermarks (Paper)
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